Delicious and Spicy Chicken Creole

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Delicious and Spicy Chicken Creole
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
65 mins
Recipe by Administrator
Published on September 19, 2023

Chicken Creole is a flavorful and spicy dish that originated in Louisiana. This classic American recipe combines tender chicken with a rich and vibrant tomato sauce infused with Cajun spices. The result is a delicious and satisfying meal that will transport you to the heart of the Deep South. With a preparation time of 45 minutes, this recipe is perfect for dinner parties or anytime you want to impress your guests with an authentic Southern dish.


  • 2 pounds chicken pieces (legs and thighs)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chicken pieces and cook until browned on all sides. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, paprika, thyme, oregano, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Stir well to combine.
  5. Return the chicken to the skillet and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  6. Serve the chicken creole over cooked rice or with crusty bread. Garnish with chopped parsley before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Chicken Creole is a traditional dish in Louisiana that combines French, Spanish, and African influences.
  • The key to a flavorful chicken creole is the use of Cajun spices like paprika, thyme, oregano, and cayenne pepper.
  • This recipe can be easily adjusted to suit your taste preferences. Add more hot sauce for extra spiciness or adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to control the heat.
  • Leftover chicken creole can be refrigerated and enjoyed the next day, as the flavors tend to develop and intensify over time.