Easy Chicken Creole

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
While I was growing up, my family spent time in Haiti, where we enjoyed eating many authentic dishes just like this easy chicken Creole recipe. It's now a meal my husband requests often. —Maxine Weaver, Petersburg, West Virginia
Easy Chicken Creole Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 6 cups shredded or cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each pepper, sugar and dried thyme
  • 12 to 16 drops hot pepper sauce
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the celery, green pepper and onion in oil until tender; Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add flour; cook and stir for 5 minutes or until browned.
  2. Stir in broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except rice. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through. Serve with rice. If desired, top with additional chopped parsley.

Easy Chicken Creole Tips

How do you store easy chicken creole?

Like other chicken recipes, you can store this chicken Creole recipe for up to three to four days in an airtight container in the fridge.

What are some variations of this easy chicken Creole recipe?

There are a few different variations you can try, like this chicken Creole recipe or this chicken Creole recipe for two.

What can you pair with this easy chicken Creole?

Serve this chicken Creole over rice, or pair it with another Creole dish. By the way, here's the difference between Creole and Cajun food.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 259 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 821mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.