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Chicken and Boudin Gumbo

If you’re looking for a brilliant way to use up leftover chicken, throw it into some gumbo. This is perfect if you’re not a big fan of seafood. This gumbo is best served over boudin rice, which is made with cooked pork shoulder.

For the Chicken and Boudin Gumbo recipe, click here.

Cajun and Creole dishes perfect to celebrate Mardi Gras

For foodies, Louisiana is great not only when it comes alive in the spring, but any time of year. When thinking about cuisines that are native to Louisiana, it’s hard to find a dish without Creole or Cajun influences.

Though both have connections to French cooking techniques, the main difference between Creole and Cajun dishes is that Creole food uses tomatoes or tomato-based sauce while Cajun food traditionally does not. But you won’t have to travel all the way to Louisiana to try its delicious foods — these recipes will allow you to make them in the comfort of your own home.