Chicken & Okra Creole Recipe

This Chicken & Okra Creole Recipe is a delicious New Orleans classic and a change of pace from the traditional Gumbo.

A “Creole”, like Shrimp Creole or Chicken and Okra Creole, is a tomato-based spicy stew and differs from Étouffée and Gumbo is that it does not start with a roux.  Making this a quick meal for a busy weeknight.

To really speed things up, use rotisserie chicken, and your done in under 20 minutes.  Boom.

 

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Chicken and Okra Creole

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
A spicy Creole stew filled with amazing taste but done in a flash.  Can't find or don't like okra, substitute green beans or eggplant.  Okra has a thickening quality so your stew will not thicken with green beans or eggplant, you may need to add a little corn starch if you'd like the stew a little thicker.
This meal is packed with wonderful flavors and is special enough for a celebration meal but fast and easy enough for any weeknight meal.  Dinner in less than 30 minutes!
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Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon - chopped
  • 4 breasts chicken - sliced into 1/2 inch strips
  • 16 oz fresh - or frozen okra, sliced
  • 1 14.5 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup onion - chopped
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp Creole seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 Steamed rice

Instructions

  • Season the chicken strips with 1 t Creole seasoning and salt and pepper to taste, set aside.
  • Cook the bacon in a large heavy bottomed pan over medium-high heat until crisp.
  • Remove bacon from the pan, leaving bacon drippings and any brown pieces.
  • Place bacon on paper towel lined plate to drain.
  • Add chicken to the bacon drippings and brown chicken.
  • Add the okra, tomatoes, onions, corn, water, and season with 1 t Creole seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste, stir and cook on medium-high for about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes until all of the vegetables are tender and chicken is fully cooked.
  • Serve over the steamed rice with crumbled bacon on top.

Notes

 
 
Serve with a simple green salad, crusty French bread or cornbread for a delicious dinner that's packed with flavor and quick and easy enough for any weeknight meal.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 946mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2765IU | Vitamin C: 27.4mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 4.1mg
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