- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1-1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 teaspoon salt, divided, optional
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/2 cup finely sliced celery
- 1/2 cup diced green pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1/2 cup water
- 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
- Dash cayenne pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon cold water
- Combine chicken, 1/2 teaspoon salt if desired and pepper toss lightly. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown chicken in oil; remove and set aside. In the same skillet, saute the onion, celery, green pepper and garlic until tender. Stir in tomatoes, water, paprika, remaining salt if desired, cayenne pepper and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add chicken. Blend cornstarch and cold water; stir into chicken mixture and bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is tender. Remove bay leaf before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Medium-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer
Reviews for Chicken Creole
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"My husband isn't a big chicken fan, but he loves this recipe."
"This recipe was quite easy and went together quickly. The flavor of the sauce was good. Unfortunately, the chicken was pretty bland. I agree with the previous reviewer; additional flavor is needed and some Cajun seasoning couldn't hurt."
"I actually found that this needed more flavour. Maybe some cajun seasoning would have helped."