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Cooking at Home - 20-Minute Chicken Creole

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Makes: 8 servings

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 breasts (whole, skinless, boneless)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14 1/2 oz., with juice)
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 1 green pepper (chopped, large)
  • 2 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (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 °F 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 °F 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 hours.

Source: Food Hero, Oregon State University Cooperative Extension Service

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup (170g)



Total Calories


Total Fat

3 g

Saturated Fat

0 g


21 mg


251 mg


6 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

3 g

Added Sugars included

0 g


8 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


34 mg


1 mg


427 mg