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Creole Chicken

Chili powder lends just a hint of heat to this full-flavored and oh-so-easy chicken entree. —Susan Shields, Englewood, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1/3 cup julienned green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup sliced onion
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup hot cooked rice


  • In a small nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, combine the tomatoes, green pepper, celery, onion, chili powder, thyme and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Return chicken to pan; heat through. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half with 2/3 cup sauce and 1/2 cup rice : 320 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 447mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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  • Kelly
    Feb 2, 2018

    This was pretty good! Came together quickly and was easy to make. I cut the chicken up into bite-sized pieces, and I sauteed the veggies a bit before adding in the tomatoes so they wouldn't be too crispy at the end for our liking. I added the chicken in with the veggies to simmer, and I stirred in the cooked rice at the end to serve family-style. It was great as-is, but I think I'll swap out some Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning for the chili powder next time for a stronger kick. Delicious!

  • MarineMom_texas
    Jun 8, 2017

    We had this dish tonight and it was delicious. So easy to prepare. I made a couple of minor changes. I cut my chicken breast into strips to cook faster and it did. I also sprinkled them with creole seasoning before sauteing them to give them a little flavor thanks to a reviewer. I used fire roasted tomatoes and brown rice to complete the meal. This recipe is a real winner. Both hubby and I cleaned our plates.Volunteer Field Editor

  • sdipiazza
    Mar 22, 2017

    This was a quick, good dish for a fast dinner. I made my own creole seasoning rather than use the chili powder. The veggies were still crisp tender which is what we like rather than mushy veggies.

  • ConnieK
    Feb 2, 2013

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  • twinkle_toes
    Jan 14, 2010

    This chicken recipe is great for a fast weeknight meal. I have made it a couple of times and it is definitely a keeper! Very tasty!

  • euge1
    Oct 20, 2009

    we loved this recipe i modfied it a bit and cubed the 2 chick breasts and browned them in a little olive oil, i used no salt added tomatoes, 1 green pepper, 2 ribs of celery, 2 med onions, tablespoon of chilli powder and tbs of was fantastic

  • Hannah0418
    Sep 22, 2009

    great for a weekend when you want something fast, easy but still healthy. i've made it several times. i've also cut up the chicken breasts into small strips. i'd recommend!

  • heidisilvan
    Apr 3, 2008

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  • Greg
    Oct 29, 2007

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    Feb 8, 2007

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