Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Paul Prudhomme's famous recipe

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine seasoning mix ingredients.
  2. Genereously sprinkle both sides of the chicken pieces with about 4 t of the seasoning mix.
  3. Combine remaining seasoning mix with the flour in a paper or plastic bag.
  4. Generously dust each chicken piece with the seasoned flour.
  5. Reservce leftover flour to make the roux.
  6. In large skillet, heat 1 inch of oil to 230-250.
  7. Cook chicken pieces in the hot oil, maintaining the oil's temp to a level just hot enough for the chicken to boil instead of fry.
  8. Cook pieces of similar size together to ensure even cooking.
  9. Boil with skin side down about 20 min, then on the other side until tender, about 15 min more.
  10. Drain on paper towels.
  11. Remove skillet from heat and let cool 15 min.
  12. Pour the oil into a large glass bowl, leaving the sediment in the pan.
  13. Pour 1/2 C of the cooled oil back into the skillet and heat over high heat.
  14. Slowly whisk in 3/4 C of the reserved seasoned flour with a long-handled metal whisk; cook until the roux is smooth and medium colored, about 2 to 3 min, whisking constantly (don't let scorch.) Immediately stir in the onions and celery and continue cooking untiil onions are wilted, about 5 min, stirring constantly.
  15. Remove from heat.
  16. In a 4-qt saucepan, bring the stock to a boil.
  17. Add the roux mixture by spoonfuls to the boiling stock, blending well between each addition.
  18. Then add the boiled chicken pieces and the seqasonings.
  19. Simmer uncovered over how heat for 1 hour (or longer if the chicken needs further tenderizing), stirring often.
  20. Serve immediately over rice or potatoes.
Most Helpful

I have been making this recipe for ten years! One of my all time favorite recipes, ever!

Pot Scrubber December 27, 2005

I use this recipe as the base for my Chicken Gumbo! It works extremely well! Start with the basic sticky chicken, get the chicken properly "boiled and then pick up with a chicken gumbo recipe of your choosing, the end result is HEAVEN! When I ake the roux I use the traditional cajun 'trinity' onions, bell pepper, garlic...but then add the celery and while cooking add smoked sausage and of course the tasso. It makes the best chicken gumbo you ever had. VERY time consuming but well worth the effort! Your friends will be in awe of your cooking abilities if you follow these guidelines!

ken60490 March 13, 2005

Alittle time consuming but the results are nice.Good flavor,and the chicken was quite tender.But alittle spicy for childrens palates.

Mona April 14, 2002