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You’ll Love This Healthy New Orleans-Inspired Chicken Creole Recipe

You’ll Love This Healthy New Orleans-Inspired Chicken Creole Recipe

We love recipes inspired by other cultures and areas. It's a great way to experience the different flavors and spices of a particular culture. That's why we love this chicken creole recipe. It's healthy, to make, and introduces your kids to different cuisines. Even if you can't make it to New Orleans, you can still bring the taste of their delicious food into your home. Enjoy!


  • 4 medium chicken breast halves, skinless, boned, and cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1 cup (14 oz.) tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 cup low-sodium chili sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups (1 large) green pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • nonstick cooking spray


1. Spray a deep skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat the pan over high heat.

2. Cook chicken in a hot skillet, stirring, for 3–5 minutes or until no longer pink. Reduce heat.

3. Add tomatoes with juice, low-sodium chili sauce, green pepper, celery, onion, garlic, basil, parsley, crushed red pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer covered for 10 minutes.


Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 1/2 cups

Each serving provides:

Calories: 274
Total fat: 5 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 73 mg
Sodium: 383 mg
Total fiber: 4 g
Protein: 30 g
Carbohydrates: 30 g
Potassium: 944 mg

For convenience, you can use uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast. And to cut back on sodium, try low-sodium canned tomatoes. Serve this dish with a side salad and some steamed rice for a complete meal. And what's better, this healthy chicken Creole is even more delicious the next day after the flavors have melted together. If you liked this recipe, try our delicious New Orleans-inspired jambalaya, or for dessert, maybe some New Orleans bread pudding. Finally, if you're planning a trip to the beautiful city, check out our list of the best things for kids to do in New Orleans. Enjoy!

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