1 2-lbs Cut Chicken
1/4 cup Peanut Oil
1/4 cup Water
1/2 cup Chopped Onion
1 Clove Crushed Garlic
2 cups Uncooked Rice
1/4 tsp Saffron
4 cups Chicken Broth
1 lb Cooked Shrimp
1/2 lb Italian Sausage
15 Clams
1 cup Thawed Peas

*** Heat oil in large skillet. Add cut chicken and brown all over. Add water, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside. In the same skillet add onion and garlic; sauté until clear. Add rice and saffron; cook over low heat till rice is light brown. Add chicken broth, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer about 17 minutes. Toss in peas. Arrange rice, chicken, shrimp, sausage and clams in layers of a large oiled casserole dish. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes. If using clams, bake until they open.

Yield: 8 Servings

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana