Creole Style Chicken and Rice

1
Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

This recipe provides a different spin on the usual chicken and rice casserole that doesn't include the usual creamed condensed soup or canned vegetables. It's quite tasty and easy to make, and I think you'll be glad you tried it.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup
    roasted bell pepper, chopped (see step #1 for roasting tip)
  • 4 large
    chicken breasts, skin-on
  • 1/2 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    paprika
  • 3 cups
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 tsp
    creole seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup
    diced onion
  • 1/2 cup
    diced celery
  • 8 oz
    mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 cup
    heavy cream
  • 1 cup
    uncooked white rice

How to Make Creole Style Chicken and Rice

Step-by-Step

  1. To roast the bell pepper, hold the bell pepper with tongs, and place pepper over a flame (such as a burner on a gas stove or a culinary torch) for 2 to 3 minutes or until blistered and lightly charred. Set aside to cool. Once cooled, chop bell pepper and then measure out 1/2 cup.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray; set aside. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch baking dish; set aside.
  3. Stir together the salt, pepper, paprika and flour. Place chicken pieces in the flour mixture and coat evenly on all sides. Place chicken in baking pan, and bake for 25 minutes or until the skin is crisp and lightly browned (the chicken will be cooked more in a later step). Remove from oven and set aside.
  4. While chicken is baking, combine the broth, bay leaves and Creole seasoning in a saucepan over medium heat for 15 minutes. Remove bay leaves.
  5. In a skillet, melt the butter and sauté onion, celery and mushrooms over medium heat until onion is tender, about 5 or 6 minutes. Stir in the roasted bell pepper and garlic, and remove saucepan from heat.
  6. Add broth mixture, mushroom mixture and whipping cream to the 9x13 baking dish. Stir in the rice. Lay cooked chicken pieces on top of the creamy rice mixture, pushing chicken down until covered with cream sauce. Cover baking dish with foil, and bake for 30 minutes or until the rice is soft and moist, and the chicken is thoroughly cooked. Remove from oven and let stand (still covered) for a few minutes. Then serve immediately while still hot.

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About Creole Style Chicken and Rice

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole



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