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20 min Creole Chicken

This is meant to be an easy, quick, and relatively healthy  recipe, nothing gourmet.  It had 735 good ratings from Sparkpeople d o t com.  If you want to gourmet it up, be my guest.

Ingredients:

nonstick cooking spray as needed
4 medium chicken breast halves, skinned, boned, and cut into 1" strips*
1 can (14 oz.) tomatoes, cut up**
1 cup low-sodium chili sauce
1-1/2 cups green peppers, chopped (1 large)
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tablespoon fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried
1 tablespoon fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

1.Spray a deep skillet with nonstick spray coating. Preheat pan over high heat.

2.Cook chicken in hot skillet, stirring, for 3-5 minutes, or until no longer pink. Reduce heat.

3.Add tomatoes and their juice, low-sodium chili sauce, green pepper, celery, onion, garlic, basil, parsley, crushed red pepper, and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.

4.Serve over hot cooked rice or whole wheat pasta.

* You can substitute 1 lb. boneless, skinless, chicken breast, cut into 1-inch strips.

** To cut back on sodium, try low sodium canned tomatoes.

Yield: 4 servings--Serving Size: 1-1/2 cup.

Nutritional Info

Fat: 4.5g
Carbohydrates: 20.7g
Calories:255.4
Protein: 33.3g



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