Quick and Easy Chicken Piquant


This recipe is a variation on traditional chicken piquant which is spicy Cajun chicken. This comes together quickly and is good served over white rice.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 chicken tenders


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon Creole seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's®)

  • 1 (16 ounce) package boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (such as RO*TEL®)

  • ¼ cup diced sweet pickles

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons drained capers

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed


  1. Mix flour and Creole seasoning together in a shallow bowl. Dredge chicken through the flour mixture, shaking of excess.

  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-heat. Cook chicken in the hot oil until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Add diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, pickles, vinegar, capers, and garlic to chicken; simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

If you have concerns the original may be too spicy, there is a mild version of diced tomatoes and green chiles available.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

242 Calories
6g Fat
20g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 583mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 301mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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