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creole chicken cacciatore (sallye)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
sallye bates
Austin, TX

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

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For creole chicken cacciatore (sallye)

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

How To Make creole chicken cacciatore (sallye)

  • 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.