1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 3-1/2 pounds), cut up
2 quarts water
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 pound fully cooked ham, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1/2 pound fresh or frozen uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup fresh or frozen sliced okra
1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Place the chicken and water in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Skim fat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 30-45 minutes or until chicken is tender.
Remove chicken; cool. Reserve 6 cups broth. Remove chicken from bones; cut into bite-size pieces.
In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, mix flour and oil until smooth; cook and stir over medium-low heat until browned, 2-3 minutes. Stir in the onions, peppers, celery and garlic; cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in the sausage, ham and reserved broth and chicken; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
Add the shrimp, okra, beans, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce; cover and simmer 10 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink.