Thursday, June 4, 2015

Creole Chicken and Rice

Updated February 2020

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.

This dish comes together very quickly with some seasoned steamed rice, chopped veggies and chicken. The taste is fabulous and hearty.

What you'll need to make this dish:

  • long grain rice
  • creole seasoning
  • celery
  • onion
  • 4 chicken breast tenders
  • petite diced tomatoes

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


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