The week night “hustle” can be exhausting. School, work, and after school activities leave little time for a traditional family dinner. However, with a little preparation you can still put a tasty dinner on the table in less time than it takes to grab take-out. I’m going to share with you my favorite week night family meal. One Skillet Easy Creole Chicken.
One skillet meals save on cooking time and clean up. The trick is to find the right pan. My new favorite is the Swiss Diamond 11 inch Fry Pan. I use this pan for everything from frying eggs to grilled cheese. It’s also my go-to pan for creating one skillet dinners that rock my families socks off. Swiss Diamond nonstick cookware has real diamond crystals within the nonstick coating to prevent food from sticking while you cook. The Swiss Diamond Fry Pan has a cast aluminum body so the fry pan won’t warp. Best of all, the heavy-duty cast aluminum body has even heat distribution to cook food evenly. My favorite fry pan can even go seamlessly from stovetop to oven.
One Skillet Easy Creole Chicken
1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
- Season the chicken pieces with Old Bay Seasoning, salt and pepper. Add the oil to a large pan and heat over medium high. Add the chicken to the pan. Brown for 2 – 3 minutes per side.
- Add the onion and cook for 2 – 3 minutes. Add the garlic and flour, stir to combine and cook for 30 seconds more. Add the Roasted Chicken broth, Hunts diced tomatoes, thyme and hot sauce to the pan and bring to a simmer. Cook covered for 20 minutes. Uncover the pan and cook for 10 more minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat and serve with cooked rice.
My One Skillet Easy Creole Chicken is inspired by the recipe on Better Than Bouillon®’s website. You can find the original recipe here. The star to this recipe is Better Than Bouillon Roasted Chicken Base. Just a teaspoon mixed with warm water creates a deep flavored stock. The roasted chicken base, smokey Old Bay Seasoning, garlic, and tomatoes give this creole chicken more cajun flavor than your tastebuds can handle. The best comment of the evening was when my nine year old son said, “Momma dinner is so yummy! This chicken tastes just like the food we had in New Orleans.”
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