- 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
"My husband isn't a big chicken fan, but he loves this recipe."
"I actually found that this needed more flavour. Maybe some cajun seasoning would have helped."
"A very good base recipe with a few small changes. Like the other reviewers, I used Rotel tomatoes (original), which added quite a bit of heat. I added a few more plain canned diced tomato, as Rotel is only 10 ounces. I omitted using cayenne altogether. I omitted the water, as well, and subbed in with 3/4 cup chicken broth. While browning the chicken I dusted it with garlic power and a generous amount of paprika for color. Finally, I topped the finished dish with a parm/asiago blend cheese. Without these changes, the dish would have been too bland for our tastes, but I appreciate the overall health of the recipe. Husband and son gave me a thumbs up to make again!"
"This was very good and my only complaint was I had to add a LOT of salt to my portion."
"Spicy, flavorful and my husband loves it! (and that's not easy for me to say since he is so picky) Wonderful dish."