Heat a large, heavy, dry stockpot or Dutch oven over high heat.
Slice the sausage into bite-sized pieces and brown. Remove the sausage from the pan with a slotted spoon and reserve the drippings for the next step.
Wash the chicken thoroughly under cold running water, using salt as an abrasive to scrub the flesh. Cut the chicken into ½-inch cubes and brown in the remaining oil. Add a little extra peanut oil, if needed.
Return the sausage to the pan and add the onion, celery, garlic and pepper.
Saute until vegetables are tender. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 30-45 minutes for a one pot meal.
Or cook rice in chicken broth and simmer about 15 minutes until rice is done.