20-Minute Chicken Creole

20-Minute Chicken Creole
Makes: 8 servings
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Cook time: 20 minutes

This Creole-inspired dish uses chili sauce and cayenne pepper to spice it up. Tomatoes, green pepper, celery, onions and garlic spices also surround the chicken with delicious color. This main dish can be cooked on the stovetop or with an electric skillet.


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 chicken breast (whole, skinless, boneless)
1 can diced tomatoes (14 1/2 oz., with juice)
1 cup chili sauce
1 green pepper (chopped, large)
2 celery stalk (chopped)
1 onion (chopped)
2 garlic clove (minced)
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon parsley (dried)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat pan over medium-high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet). Add vegetable oil and chicken and cook until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (3-5 minutes).
  2. Reduce heat to medium (300 degrees in electric skillet).
  3. Add tomatoes with juice, chili sauce, green pepper, celery, onion, garlic, basil, parsley, cayenne pepper, and salt.
  4. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Serve over hot, cooked rice or whole wheat pasta.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2-3 hours.



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Good! Easy to prepare, and tasty. I will cut the Cayenne in half the next time I make this dish. This tasted even better the next day, and on.
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Delicious and easy! I just followed the recipe and added Tofu instead of chicken. The pepper flakes were kept optional. Everyone ate the dinner at home and loved it. Some of my kids are picky about cooked tomatoes. Next time I'll probably blend the chunky tomatoes to hide them.
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I loved it Me and my whole family loved this recipe. We just love spicy and hot food.
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Entire Family Loved It The entire family loved this recipe. It is fast and simple and surprisingly filling. I am a big guy and I was hard pressed to eat an entire serving of this meal though I should point out that I also had a small side salad and a couple slices of bread with my meal to go along with this dinner. My kids loved it. If you have kids who shy away from spicy foods, reduce the cayenne pepper a notch and it should be fine. We doubled this recipe so that we could have leftovers for the next day. Word of caution; as this dish sits, its heat increases, so it will be slightly spicier the next day. All told we were able to get almost 3 dinners when we doubled the recipe (family of 3).
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This recipe is easy and delicious my daughter loved it .
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