The South Will Rise Again Y'All Chicken & Pork Gumbo

Submitted by CocoBch


3 1/2 pounds frying chicken
1 onion, quartered
celery leaves
1 teaspoon salt
5 cups reserved broth
6 slices bacon, finely chopped
1 pound smoked sausage, sliced 1/4" thick
2 large onions, chopped
2 green peppers, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 16 oz can tomato puree
1 10 oz pkg frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 10 oz pkg frozen sliced okra, thawed
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped OR 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Combine chicken, quartered onion, celery leaves, and salt in a Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 40 minutes. or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken, reserving broth and discarding onion and celery leaves. Skin, bone, and cut chicken into bite sized pieces. Set aside.

Cook bacon and sausage in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until bacon is crisp. Remove bacon and sausage, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in Dutch oven. Crumble bacon; set bacon and sausage aside. Add onion, pepper, celery, and garlic to Dutch oven; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until vegetables are tender. Add chicken, bacon, sausage, reserved broth (should be approximately 5 cups), tomatoes, and remaining ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 1 1/2 hours.