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1 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper
1 (6- to 6 1/2-pound) baking hen, cut up
1 cup vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds smoked sausage links, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 quarts’ water
1/4 cup chopped green onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
4 cups regular rice, uncooked
How to Make It
Step 1 Combine salt and pepper; sprinkle evenly over chicken pieces, coating well.
Step 2 Heat oil in a large Dutch oven. Add chicken pieces, a few at a time. Brown on all sides; drain on paper towels. Set aside. Reserve oil in Dutch oven.
Step 3 Add onion and garlic to Dutch oven; sauté until onion is tender. Remove onion and garlic; drain well, and set aside. Add sausage to Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat until browned. Drain on paper towels. Discard pan drippings.
Step 4 Return chicken pieces, onion, garlic, sausage, and water to Dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 2 1/2 hours or until chicken is tender. Add green onion, parsley, and rice; stir well. Cover and cook over low heat 45 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.