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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 238.9
  • Total Fat: 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 65.7 mg
  • Sodium: 673.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 27.8 g

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Chicken Creole

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Chicken Creole

Introduction

This dish is an easy introduction to the flavors of Creole cooking, which has its roots in the aristocratic
society of New Orleans, and combines classic European cooking techniques with a range
of flavor influences, especially African. Don’t confuse Creole with Cajun cooking, which is based on
the country-style cooking of Louisiana’s Acadian settlers. Serve this with 1⁄2 cup brown rice.
This dish is an easy introduction to the flavors of Creole cooking, which has its roots in the aristocratic
society of New Orleans, and combines classic European cooking techniques with a range
of flavor influences, especially African. Don’t confuse Creole with Cajun cooking, which is based on
the country-style cooking of Louisiana’s Acadian settlers. Serve this with 1⁄2 cup brown rice.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 tbsp canola oil
    1 pound boneless, skinless chicken
    breasts, sliced into 1-ounce strips
    1⁄2 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and
    sliced into thin strips
    1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and
    sliced into thin strips
    1 small white or yellow onion, sliced into
    thin strips (1⁄2 cup)
    2 small ribs celery, sliced on a diagonal
    (1⁄2 cup)
    1 tbsp Creole Spice Blend (page 370)
    1 can (14 ounces) low-sodium petite diced
    tomatoes, with juice
    1⁄2 cup chili sauce
    1⁄2 to 3⁄4 cup homemade, low-sodium, or
    no-salt-added vegetable stock, or
    water, if needed

Directions

1. Place a deep sauté pan over moderate heat.
Add the oil and, once hot, add the chicken.
Sauté the chicken until no longer pink, about
5 minutes.
2. Add the peppers, onion, and celery. Stir to
combine and continue to sauté for 3 to 4 minutes
more. Sprinkle the spice blend over the
mixture and sauté for 1 minute.
3. Reduce the heat to low and add the tomatoes
and chili sauce; simmer for 15 additional
minutes. If mixture seems too thick, thin out
with vegetable stock or water.






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