This is my variation of Shrimp Creole for those who prefer to not eat shellfish. Some people are allergic to shellfish and are unable to eat any variety of it. This gives them an alternative using chicken, but the flavor is definitely still there for lovers of Creole.
SPICY CHICKEN CREOLE
4 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1½ cups Green Bell Pepper, chopped
1½ cups Onion, chopped
1½ cups Celery, chopped
3 cloves Garlic, minced
1 pound Chicken, Boneless, Skinless Breast Meat, trimmed and cubed
28 ounces Tomatoes, Whole Canned
1 Tbs. Paprika
1/2 tsp. Cayenne
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper, fresh ground
1 cup Water
1 Bay Leaf
4 Tbs. Corn Starch
1/2 Cup Ice Water
2 Cups Rice, cooked
1. Heat Olive oil in a deep sauté pan over medium heat.
2. Lightly sauté the bell pepper, celery and onions.
3. Add the cubed chicken and stir to lightly brown all sides.
4. Add the garlic and stir to combine all ingredients.
5. Add the tomatoes, paprika, cayenne, salt, pepper, Bay leaf and water. Stir to combine ingredients.
6. Reduce heat, cover pan with lid and simmer for 25 minutes.
7. When cooking has finished, combine the corn starch with the ice water. Stir to make a paste. Add to the pan and stir continuously until mixture is thickened.
8. Serve over rice.
Put a damp paper towel under your cutting board to prevent it from moving.
Either dice the chicken after chopping the vegetables or use a separate cutting board for the chicken to prevent cross contamination.
Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Amount Per Serving
Calories From Fat (10%) 28.55
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3.34g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.61g 3%
Cholesterol 10.30mg 3%
Sodium 649.40mg 27%
Potassium 957.73mg 27%
Carbohydrates 53.06g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6.18g 25%
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g
Net Carbohydrates 46.88g
Protein 9.86g 20%
This is a super quick and easy recipe that packs a lot of punch and flavor for lovers of spicy food. If you want to make shrimp creole instead of chicken creole, use shrimp instead of chicken and add the shrimp during the last 3 minutes of cooking time. Do not overcook the shrimp.
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