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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 255.4
  • Total Fat: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 77.0 mg
  • Sodium: 652.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.3 g
  • Protein: 33.3 g

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20 Minute Chicken Creole


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20 Minute Chicken Creole RECIPE

Introduction

This quick Southern dish contains no added fat and very little added salt in its spicy tomato sauce. This quick Southern dish contains no added fat and very little added salt in its spicy tomato sauce.

Ingredients

    • nonstick cooking spray as needed
    • 4 medium chicken breast halves, skinned, boned, and cut into 1" strips*
    • 1 can (14 oz.) tomatoes, cut up**
    • 1 cup low-sodium chili sauce
    • 1-1/2 cups green peppers, chopped (1 large)
    • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
    • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves minced garlic
    • 1 tablespoon fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried
    • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

1.Spray a deep skillet with nonstick spray coating. Preheat pan over high heat.



2.Cook chicken in hot skillet, stirring, for 3-5 minutes, or until no longer pink. Reduce heat.



3.Add tomatoes and their juice, low-sodium chili sauce, green pepper, celery, onion, garlic, basil, parsley, crushed red pepper, and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.



4.Serve over hot cooked rice or whole wheat pasta.



* You can substitute 1 lb. boneless, skinless, chicken breast, cut into 1-inch strips.



** To cut back on sodium, try low sodium canned tomatoes.



Yield: 4 servings--Serving Size: 1-1/2 cup.







TAGS:  Poultry |

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  • Incredible!
    58 of 58 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this but I used some roi-tel tomatoes instead of the chili sauce..Less calories and hotter tasting.. - 5/21/09

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  • Good
    27 of 27 people found this review helpful
    This was good, but we had to add a lot to kick it up to a good spicy creole level. I also felt it was too sweet, which was probably caused by the chili sauce, which is basically ketchup (lots of sugar) with chilies. Still tasty though. - 12/6/08

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  • Bad
    26 of 36 people found this review helpful
    Was ok, but won't be making again. My husband and daughter like spicy foods, but this was very bland other than being a little spicy/sweet. We ate it only so we didn't waste it. Didn't wow us in any way. - 1/10/09

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  • Very Good
    25 of 26 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was very good! I used cajun seasoning when cooking the chicken. I guess I also gave it a little bit of a southwest twist by using tomatoes with green chili's and a little bit of cilantro. However, I thought it still had a very southern creole taste and a good kick. Thanks! - 7/10/09

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  • Very Good
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    VERY good and easy to make... Seemed to make more than 6 servings for me though, so I'm enjoying leftovers tonight! I chose carb-balance tortillas and non-fat refried beans to go with is instead and everyone loved it. - 5/16/08

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  • Very Good
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I used leftover turkey from Thanksgiving instead of the chicken and made my own chili sauce: 8 oz low sodium tomato sauce, 2 Tbsp cider vinegar, 2-3 dashes of ground cloves, garlic and onion powder to taste, 2 Tbsp of hot chili powder, and 2-3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce. It was spicy! - 12/2/09

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  • Very Good
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    This was really tasty. I made a couple of substitutions (tomato puree and mild chili powder instead of the chili sauce, left out the red peppers as we're not fans of hot & spicy food) and it came out really nicely. Next time I'll add a yellow pepper too and maybe a little more chili powder. - 3/31/09

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I made this for four early to middle 20 year-olds last night (son and friends). It was perfect!
    However, I changed the mixture cooking time to 25 minutes instead of ten. I wanted the green peppers, celery, and onions to be softer.
    I can't wait to do again. It was good! - 6/14/08

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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    This was great. Next time I will sautee the veggies first. I served over brown rice. I was not prepared for how filling this was! - 11/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I loved this, and so did the friends I shared with! I used a little less chicken so I could add turkey smoked sausage. Even better the next day! - 5/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I made this for the reunion. Doubled the recipe. It was a humougous hit. I mixed in whole wheat rigatoni into it. put it in the crock pot warm all day. Had a small bowl left. Thank You so very much. I also told everyone who asked where the recipe came from. This was the 2nd post on it. - 5/9/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This recipe has a lot of flavor, a lot of veggies, and is great over brown rice. - 1/13/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This was very easy to make and very tasty! Served over brown rice. Will definately be cooking this again =) - 10/16/08

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make and quite good. I substituted the chili sauce with chili powder. Used stewed tomatoes and 1tbsp of tomato paste. Will definitely make again. - 8/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I served it over bowties....will definitely make it again....would be fantastic to serve as a winter dish! - 6/9/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is very tasty. My husband and I both liked it very much. I did feel it was a little sweet so next time I think I will add extra tomatoes and not quite as much chili sauce. I also added a little extra red pepper flakes for some extra spice. - 1/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I used my canned tomatoes that has no salt but has chili garlic in my canned tomatoes. so the recipe turned out awesome - 6/23/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was pretty good. I am allergic to bell pepper so I used poblanos. Used ground red chili instead of sauce and increased tomatoes to 28 oz. Was super quick and really tasty! - 1/7/09

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  • Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was OK. I couldn't find low-sodium chili sauce in my grocery store which was unfortunate. The regular Heinz stuff has 230mg per tablespoon which would start each serving of this recipe off at 920 mg before anything else was added. Something to consider! - 7/17/08

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I added more hot pepper than suggested. - 4/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty and I will be making this again! - 8/13/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I really liked this. He said I needed to make it again. It is very filling and would work well on those days that you feel hungrier than a starving bear. (or freeze the extras) - 5/11/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is very good and will make it again. I had to sub the chili sauce for tomato paste and water. - 2/4/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was really good! I added some oregano & a couple of bay leaves. It was okay that it wasn't too spicy because my kids really don't like spicy foods. I added some hot sauce to mine to kick it up. - 8/5/09

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  • Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    It was ok. It really wasn't spicy enough for us and not creole tasting. - 7/28/09

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