South Carolina Chicken Bog

5 cups water
1 white onion, finely chopped
1 whole chicken (approx 3 lbs)
3 ½ cups chicken broth
1 cup brown rice
½ lb sliced smoked sausage
2 T Italian Seasoning
3 cubes chicken bouillon

Add water, salt and chopped onion to a large pot. Add chicken and bring to a boil; allow to simmer about 1 hour.

Remove chicken from pot and let cool. Remove skin and bones and chop remaining meat into 1 ½” pieces.

Skim off fat from cooking liquid and measure 3 ½ cups of chicken broth into a 6-quart saucepan. Add rice, chicken pieces, sausage, herb seasoning and bouillon to this saucepan. Cook all together for 30 minutes; let come to a boil, then reduce heat to low, keeping pan covered the whole time. If mixture is too watery, simmer uncovered until it reaches the desired consistency, stirring often.

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