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Chicken Creole for Two

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.

Makes

2 servings

I ladle this vegetable-packed chicken dish over jasmine rice. It’s a long-grain rice that’s not as sticky as most, but any cooked rice, including brown, works here. —Virginia Crowell, Lyons, Oregon
Chicken Creole for Two Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup undrained diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh basil or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook chicken in 1/2 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes. Remove; set aside.
  2. In same pan, cook green peppers, onion, celery and garlic in remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil until tender, 5-7 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook until liquid has evaporated. Stir in tomatoes, broth, oregano, lemon juice, basil and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, covered, until slightly thickened and flavors are blended, 5-10 minutes.
  3. Add chicken; heat through. Serve over rice; garnish with parsley if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 189 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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