Chicken and Sausage Casserole

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Serves 4 | Prep/Cook Time: 1 Hr
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Calories
282
Protein
12.5g
Sodium
1042mg
Sat.Fat
5g
Sugar
5g
INGREDIENTS
1 pound PERDUE® Chicken Thighs
4 cups chicken stock
4 tbsp. olive oil
1 small onion, diced
4 ribs celery, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 cup rice, uncooked
1/2 lb pre-cooked smoked turkey sausage, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
1 can tomatoes with green chilies, drained (10 ounces)
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
INSTRUCTIONS
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STEP 1: 
Brown
In a Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add the chicken thighs, skin side down, and sear until golden brown on all sides, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from pan.
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STEP 3: 
Cook
Add the sausage, chicken stock, canned tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce. Stir well to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and cover tightly. Cook without stirring until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender, 25 to 35 minutes.
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STEP 2: 
Saute
Add the mushrooms and saute 5 minutes. Add the onion, celery, green bell pepper and saute until the vegetables are softened and starting to turn golden, about 10 minutes. Add the rice and stir well to incorporate and coat evenly. Cook for about 1 minute to toast the rice.
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STEP 4: 
Serve
Remove from the heat and let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Remove the chicken thighs and shred the meat. Fluff rice with a fork and stir in the shredded chicken meat, green onions and parsley.
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If you don't own a Dutch oven, any large, deep soup pot will do the trick! This recipe can easily be doubled to feed 8 people.

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