Simple, quick and easy, this Family-Sized Creole Chicken and Rice comes together quickly making it a great dish for a weeknight meal. Slightly spicy and very tasty, it's a "meal in one" for all to enjoy.
1 cup rice
2 cups water
3 tsp. creole seasoning, 1 tsp. reserved
1 stalk celery, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 tbls. olive oil
4 chicken breast tenders, sliced in half length-wise, then cubed
1 - 14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes, drained
Add 1 cup rice, 2 cups water and 2 tsp. creole seasoning to your rice steamer and cook according to manufacturer directions. Alternately, add rice, water and creole seasoning to a large sauce pan and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer covered over low heat 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender and all liquid is absorbed.
Meanwhile, in a large deep fry pan, saute' celery and onion in olive oil over medium heat until onion is translucent and celery is tender. Sprinkle additional 1 tsp. creole seasoning over all, add cubed chicken and continue to cook until chicken is cooked through. Stir in drained, petite diced tomatoes, cover and simmer on low heat 5 minutes; remove from heat.
Spoon over cooked rice and serve immediately.
Yield: 4-6 servings