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Gumbo-Style Chunky Hash with Fried Eggs

Gumbo-Style Chunky Hash with Fried Eggs


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • Salt and ground black pepper

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, diced

  • 2 tablespoons paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped

  • 1/2 pound andouille sausage, cut into half moons about 1/2-inch thick

  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 2-3 celery stalks, diced

  • 1 red onion, diced

  • 2-3 clove garlic , grated or finely chopped

  • 4 fresh okra, sliced (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon flour

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 cup chicken stock or beer

  • 4 eggs, cooked the way you like them


In a heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat, add one turn of the pan of EVOO and brown the chicken, about 2 minutes per side. Add some salt, ground black pepper, paprika, cayenne, thyme and the andouille. Cook until all the meat is brown and cooked through, about 7-8 minutes. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and reserve on a plate. In the pan the meat was just cooked in, add the bell pepper, celery, onion and garlic. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add in the okra (if using) and cook for another 3 minutes.

Scoot the veggies over to one side of the pan to make a well; add the butter and melt. Stir the flour into the butter and cook 1 minute. Add the tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and stock and bring up to a bubble. Add the reserved sausage and chicken back to the pot, stir, cover and let stand off the heat. Serve with your eggs on top.