From the Kitchen of Tammy Gibbins (and a few other people)
2.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup flour
2 14.5-ounce cans of diced tomatoes (petite is fine too)
1 12-ounce can/bottle of beer
2 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon thyme
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper (more or less depending on heat you desire)
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon file powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon molasses
4 bay leaves
In a heavy pot, heat oil on medium, then add your flour. Mix and cook until your roux is the color of peanut butter. When your roux is a nice brown, add all your ingredients except for the chicken. Stir.
In a crock pot, place your chicken. Then pour your roux/tomato/spice blend over the chicken. Stir. Place the lid on your crock pot and cook on high for 1 hour. Turn down to low and cook for an additional 5 hours.
When your chicken is cooked, remove the bay leaves and take two forks and shred your chicken. Serve over white rice, or garlic bread.
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