- 1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
- 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
- 2 medium carrots, chopped
- 2 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2-3/4 cups water
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 package (8 ounces) red beans and rice mix
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
- 1/3 cup shredded Asiago cheese
- In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, brown chicken in 1 teaspoon oil; remove and set aside. In the same skillet, saute the carrots, mushrooms, onion and peppers in remaining oil for 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
- Add water; bring to a boil. Stir in the beans, rice mix and chicken; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
- Stir in tomatoes; heat through. Just before serving, sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
Reviews for New Orleans-Style Chicken
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Very, very good. I have a few people in my that don't like peppers, however, so I switched out the peppers for a can of whole kernel corn. I didn't cook the corn quite as long as the carrots. I just added them in on the last 5 minutes of sauting. Turned out great. This is deffinately a keeper.
This is absolutely delicious! A stand-by-itself meal with just the right amount of Cajun kick!
I served it in a soup bowl, as it's like a stew, accompanied by a hurricane in celebration of Fat Tuesday. Excellent recipe that I will most definitely make repeatedly !
I made 3 small changes:
1) tossed the cubed chicken breast in Cajun seasoning before browning
2) added 1 lb of precooked andouille sausage cut into cubes and browned with the chicken
3) used chicken broth rather than water
My husband I like to vist LA during Mardi Gras season, but didn't make it there this year. I wanted to make a NOLA style dish for celebrating Mardi Gras at home and came apon this recipe. I add a pound of Andouille Sausage (slliced). I bought the minute rice by accident, so I reduced the water (which by the way cut down on the cooking time).
My family went crazy for this dish. Unlike the traditional Jambalya, this is a healthy dish. I have made it many times since Mardi Gras and my family enjoys it every time.
We made this for Fat Tuesday! Just delicious~left out the mushrooms because of my son-in-law's dislike and we added shrimp! So good-everyone loved it!
This was one of the first recipes I tried from the Taste of Home Cookbook and it was so delicious.