Chicken creole with rice adds a touch of zing to dinner and makes our taste buds very happy! It is, without a doubt, one of our favorite chicken dishes on the dinner rotation at our house.
Super Easy Baked Chicken Creole
It joins several of our regular dishes, including this comforting Swiss steak that is super easy to make.
We also like shrimp and grits, another southern favorite. I’ve made it a variety of ways, and they’re all good!
This delicious ground beef stroganoff has a delightful blend of flavors. It’s good for a crowd but also for two people when we want leftovers.
As is the case with most recipes, this one doesn’t have to be precise. For example, you can add more vegetables or swap out the meat. And it will be just as delicious.
When I asked my husband what he was in the mood for a few nights ago, all he said was, “Something good.”
After being married to him for several decades, I know that means he wants a little extra seasoning.
So I rummaged through my spice cabinet and decided to make something with either the creole or the Cajun seasoning. I’d purchased a rotisserie chicken from Costco, so that needed to be one of the ingredients.
Chicken Creole with Rice Ingredients
Since we recently had something with a creamy sauce, I chose to use diced tomatoes. All of the flavors in this dish can become a bit much, so I used rice to tone it down a bit.
For chicken creole, you’ll need cooked chicken, rice, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, diced peppers, chopped onions, and creole or Cajun seasoning. I think the seasonings have enough salt, but if you like more, add it.
If you want to add more vegetables, that’s fine too. I didn’t because I planned to have steamed green beans on the side.
For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.
How to Make Chicken Creole with Rice
After spraying the pan with nonstick cooking spray, add the rice. Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces and add that.
Next, you’ll want to spread the peppers and onions on top of the chicken.
Pour the broth and tomatoes on top. Finally, add the seasoning.
If you plan to cook it later, cover it with foil and put it in the refrigerator. When it’s time to bake it, all you have to do is pop it into a preheated oven and wait.
You’ll love the aroma that fills your kitchen as this chicken creole bakes. By the time it’s done, you’ll be so hungry you’ll want to gobble it right up.
Prepare Chicken Creole Now and Serve Later
If you want to prepare dinner, bake it, and serve it tonight, that’s always a good thing. However, there are times when I know I’ll be busy.
So I prepare some meals in advance to save time when I need to. That’s exactly what I did with this chicken creole dinner.
After I had all of the ingredients in the casserole dish, I covered it with foil and put it in the refrigerator. The next night, all I had to do was set the oven, pull the casserole out of the fridge, pop it into the oven, and heat it up.
It was done an hour later. Since the casserole was cold, it took about 15 minutes longer than it would have if I’d baked it right away.
Important points to keep in mind when you make chicken creole and rice:
- You can adjust the seasonings according to your personal taste.
- Since these casseroles freeze well, make two: one for now and one for when you don’t have time to cook dinner from scratch.
- You can either serve a vegetable on the side or add it to the casserole. It’s your dish, so prepare it however you prefer.
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Now for Dessert
- 2/3 cups of uncooked white rice
- 1 cup of chopped chicken
- 1/2 cup of diced bell peppers
- 1/2 cup of chopped onions
- 1 cup of chicken broth
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon of creole or Cajun seasoning blend (more if you like extra spicy)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray the bottom and sides of a medium-size casserole dish.
- Spread the uncooked rice over the bottom of the casserole dish.
- Layer the chicken on top of the rice.
- Sprinkle the bell peppers and onions over the chicken.
- Pour the chicken broth into the casserole dish.
- Spread the diced tomatoes over everything.
- Sprinkle the seasoning over the tomatoes.
- Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
- Serve with a salad or green vegetable.
Serve with a salad or green vegetable for a balanced meal.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 149Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 22mgSodium 388mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 8g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.