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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
8 chicken tenders
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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

242 calories; protein 25.6g 51% DV; carbohydrates 19.6g 6% DV; fat 6.3g 10% DV; cholesterol 63.8mg 21% DV; sodium 582.8mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2016
This was DELICIOUS, and incredibly easy to throw together. I served it over white rice. The spice seemed way too light for our tastes, so what I did is after I dredged the chicken and added it to the pan, I sprinkled more creole seasoning on it, and more when I turned the chicken, and it came out perfect for the spice-lovers in my house. Other than that don't change a thing! Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/21/2018
It was a weird combination of flavours. Read More
78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2016
This was DELICIOUS, and incredibly easy to throw together. I served it over white rice. The spice seemed way too light for our tastes, so what I did is after I dredged the chicken and added it to the pan, I sprinkled more creole seasoning on it, and more when I turned the chicken, and it came out perfect for the spice-lovers in my house. Other than that don't change a thing! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2016
I made this recipe for dinner tonight and it was amazing. My entire family loved it and my husband asked me to please add it to one of the dishes that I cook on a regular basis. The layers of flavors was awesome and added so much to the dish. I'll definitely be making this again and again! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2016
I made it exactly as described and was very pleased. It was EASY to make with everyday ingredients that most people already have. I did buy some capers. This is a great recipe. It was very delicious and everyone loved it. My wife said it was a 10! Read More
(6)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2017
Easy! I used Butchers Seasoning by Amazing Tastes for the chicken and pan fried it in olive oil with fresh chopped garlic spread on top; lots of both. I half carmelized a yellow onion and fried the diced tomato together before adding on top of the chicken. Simmered all together for 10 -15 mins. The pre saute with onions and diced tomatoes and more garlic really softened the tomato tang and produced and awesom dinner. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2015
I didn't have capers so I didn't use it. Also no garlic cloves so I used 1 teaspoon of minced garlic instead and also substituted the sweet pickles with sweet pickle relish. It was good and I will definitely make it again. I added it to my favorites list. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2015
it was very good. I fellowed the recipe execpt I uesd chicken breast instead of tenders.I used a 4oz can of diced chili's with the RO*TEL® diced tomatoes with chilis It added a nice kick. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2017
I did not have some of the ingredients so I used what I had - I had Cajun seasoning, which is not as complex as creole, and used 3 small, home grown jalapeno peppers with chopped tomatoes rather than Rotelle. I also used sweet pickle relish instead of diced sweet pickles. It was good, but not 5 stars - It lacked complexity of flavor, so I am going to add some traditional creole herbs and spices to my leftovers. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2015
I needed a quick recipe so the only modification I made was I used a whole cut up chicken and put all of the ingredients (except the flour) in the pressure cooker. I always add more spice than it calls for and I thickened the juice at the end. Also since I needed at least a cup of liquid (for the pressure cooker) I added some chicken stock. It was an easy recipe to just dump and go! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2017
I thought this sounded really weird so I wanted to try it. I didn't have sweet pickles so I used relish. I used Emeril's Cajun seasoning bc that is what I had. It was delicious. We were all surprised but in a good way. Read More
(2)
Rating: 1 stars
06/21/2018
It was a weird combination of flavours. Read More