Creole Chicken Cacciatore (sallye)

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An easy recipe of a classic dish that is very tasty and can be ready on table in less than an hour.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


  • 3
    boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium
    white onion
  • 1 medium
    green bell pepper
  • 1 medium
    red or yellow bell pepper
  • 2
    ribs celery
  • 1 Tbsp
    homemade creole seasoning (HOMEMADE CREOLE SEASONING (SALLYE)
  • 1 can(s)
    hunts pasta sauce with garlic & herbs
  • 1 can(s)
    petite diced tomatoes (14-16 ounce size)
  • 1 tsp
    each salt & ground black pepper
  • 1 large
    bay leaf
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 16 oz
    penne or other pasta
  • ·
    water (see instructions for amount)



  1. Place the following in food processor and pulse until diced:
    onion, peeled & quartered
    green and red or yellow pepper, seeded and deveined cut into quarters
    celery, cut into 2" lengths
  2. Cut chicken into bite size chunks and rub well with salt and pepper

    Set aside
  3. Heat oil on medium high heat in cast iron or other heavy large skillet. If you don't have a large skillet, use a heavy dutch oven.

    When oil is hot, place onions, peppers, and celery in oil.

    Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently to avoid burning
  4. Add chicken cubes to vegetables and continue cooking, stirring frequently until chicken is lightly browned on all sides
  5. Add pasta sauce and tomatoes to mixture in skillet.

    Also add 1 pasta can of water and 1 tomato can of water

    Then add creole seasoning, bay leaf and mix well.

    Turn heat down to simmer
  6. Cook at barely simmering for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Taste and add more creole seasoning if not spicy enough
  7. Continue cooking for 15 more minutes; add more water if needed

    During last 15 minutes, cook pasta according to package directions except for 3 minutes less
  8. Drain pasta, add to chicken and mix well.

    Turn off heat and allow to stand for 5 minutes

    Pasta will continue to cook and absorb some of the sauce.

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Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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