Recipe: French Quarter Chicken
Nothing beats a classic creole meal – bursting with flavor and culture! Our French Quarter Chicken recipe is no exception. This traditional one-pan dish features juicy chicken and sweet bell peppers cooked to perfection in a savory tomato sauce, garnished with fresh parsley and served over warm basmati rice or cauliflower rice.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 bell peppers, seeds & veins removed, chopped
- 4 boneless chicken thighs, cut into small chunks
- Salt, pepper and garlic powder, to taste
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- Cooked basmati rice or cauliflower rice for serving
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and the bell peppers, and sauté for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables begin to soften.
- Add the chicken to the skillet, season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and continue to cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
- Add the minced garlic, paprika and cayenne pepper, and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
- Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and kalamata olives, and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
- Stir in the fresh parsley, serve over rice or cauliflower rice, and enjoy!
Experience the Comfort of French Quarter Chicken
Combining the spiciness of cayenne and paprika with the sweetness of bell peppers and tomatoes, French Quarter Chicken is a tantalizing medley of culture and food from the heart of the French Quarter. Whether you’re on your own, with family or with friends for a special event, one thing’s for sure – this dish brings a festive atmosphere.
Though its name may sound more complicated than its preparation, French Quarter Chicken is surprisingly simple and easy to make. In less than an hour, you can have a hearty meal that will bring a taste of New Orleans into your home! Furthermore, this dish can easily be tailored to fit various dietary preferences such as vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free. Simply swap out the chicken with a vegetarian protein or omit the olives to make your dish gluten free.
Though French Quarter Chicken may be the closest dish to traditional Creole cuisine, it’s only one of many delicious dishes that this vibrant culture has to offer. Other classic options include jambalaya and gumbo, both of which share a common ethos in terms of their iconic ingredients and cooking methods. If you’re looking to explore the culinary treasures of New Orleans, French Quarter Chicken is the perfect place to start!