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Creole Skillet Dinner Recipe

Creole Skillet Dinner Recipe

While living in Canada, I sampled this colorful dish at a neighbor's. The following Christmas, I served it instead of my traditional turkey, and I received numerous compliments on it. I frequently substitute shrimp or sausage for the chicken...or add all three. -Bonnie Brann, Pasco, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced, divided
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a saucepan, bring the broth, rice, onion, 1 teaspoon garlic, chili powder, salt, turmeric, pepper and bay leaf to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Discard bay leaf.
  • 2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, saute the next seven ingredients and remaining garlic in butter for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook until peppers are crisp-tender. Add tomato and peas; heat through. Remove from the heat. Add rice; keep warm.
  • 3. In a skillet, cook and stir chicken in lemon juice over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Add to rice mixture; toss. Top with almonds. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cup equals 491 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 1,131 mg sodium, 75 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.