Saturday, December 17, 2011

New Orlean's Dirty Rice and Chicken


Craving something different, I went searching through my pantry to satisfy my desire.  I found Zatarain's New Orleans Style Dirty Rice Mix.  Hmm, I had boneless chicken thawing.  Could these two items be joined to make something with zing?



1 lb. boneless chicken
Pam non-stick spray or olive oil
Cajun seasoning
Cayenne ground red pepper
2 1/2 cups water
2 TBS oil (optional)
diced red and green bell peppers (optional)
Zatarain's Dirty Rice Mix


1)  Spray fry pan with Pam or lightly coat with olive oil.

2)  Cut-up boneless chicken into bite-size pieces.

3)  Cook chicken on medium-high heat.  Season with Cajun seasoning and Cayenne ground red pepper as it is cooking.  Add in diced bell pepper.  (I used frozen bell peppers from my summer garden!)

4)  While chicken is cooking, combine water and oil in a 2 1/2-quart saucepan.  Bring to a boil.

5)  Add Dirty Rice Mix, meat, and bell peppers to the boiling water.  Return mixture to a boil.

6)  Add more Cajun seasoning and Cayenne ground red pepper to taste.

7)  Reduce heat, stir, cover, and simmer over low heat for 25 minutes.

8)  Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.  Fluff and serve.

9)  Enjoy!

Note:  We like our food spicy, but apparently I went a bit heavy-handed the first time I made this!  Great served with a side vegetable and a crisp, green salad.

Recipe from Cook's Family Cookbook / Ellen, author and chef.


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  1. Looks great for a quick and easy mid-week fix. Thanks for sharing with Cookbook Sundays :-)

  2. I love dirty rice but I always use chicken livers when I make it.
    Nevertheless this is a good recipe you have, I've never used the Zatarains product.
    Hope you all have a big happy Christmas.

  3. Thanks for linking up to It's a Keeper! Looks great.

  4. Hi Ellen,
    We just love Dirty Rice and this recipe for Dirty Rice and Chicken looks awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. I am wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  5. What a great idea! It's late at night and I'm hungry again. My mouth is watering!

  6. Your recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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