Serendipity Creole Chicken

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Serendipity Creole Chicken
inspired by: Claudia @ What's Cookin' Italian Cuisine

6-8 chicken legs or 6 thighs or andy combination your family prefers
2 large green peppers - cut lengthwise into 1-inch strips
1 can chickpeas - drained
1 16 oz can tomato sauce
1 c red wine 
garlic salt and pepper
1 - 2 tsp creole seasoning (I used Tony Chachere's) 
generous 1/4 t oregano leaves
olive oil

Freshly cooked rice 

Heat olive oil in a large skillet with a lid, add chicken sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper, brown well, turn, repeat seasoning with garlic salt and pepper, brown the other side.  

Scatter peppers and chickpeas over browned chicken. Pour tomato sauce and wine over, then sprinkle with the creole seasoning and oregano. 

Serendipity Creole Chicken, with peppers and garbanzo beans.
Serendipity Creole Chicken
Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for an hour. Remove cover and simmer an additional 15 minutes for the mixture to thicken slightly.

Serve chicken and the tomato broth in a flat soup bowl over a scoop of rice. 


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  1. Hello. So not only do you dish out some great recipes, you have a cleverness in your posts. Keep up the good work!!

  2. Melynda, this sounds, looks, and smells delicious.

  3. Visiting from Fudge Ripple's linky party. What a delicious-looking recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Most of our favorite meals are because I forgot something at the store and I needed to improvise - your chicken sounds delicious. And to be honest, I don't like wings - too much work for such little meat so I like this as a leg dish! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  5. mmmmm...totally serendipitous! I love it when things work out in a tasty way. Beautiful Melynda, thanks so much for sharing this w/ the hearth and soul hop this week :D

  6. You sure know how to mix ingredients and make a great dish.

  7. That's how I cook! Missing half the ingredients, only mine doesn't always turn out as good as yours!

  8. I can hardly wait to make this. Has everything I love, plus I have lots of chicken thighs in the freezer and no mushrooms. Always have wine.

  9. I knw what you are talking about.I have found terrffic recipes sitting and gazing through magazines in hospitals and salons..This chicken recipe sound yum!

  10. Sounds great! I'm bookmarking it to use for an upcoming dinner. Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I truly enjoy reading your blog. ~ Ellen

  11. that sounds delicious! Of course, you can never go wrong with wine :-)

  12. I'm surprised I haven't found your blog sooner. We are in many of the same blog hops. I think it's definitely Serendipitous!

    Visiting you through Joy at kitchen flavours. I'm looking forward to reading your posts and nice to meet you!

  13. Oh my.... this recipe sounds delish!!

  14. Oh hubby would love this. It looks so delicious.

  15. So you used 1 cup of wine in the reicpe.....

    That leaves how much for the cook.....

    That is just how we roll!

  16. Boy yours looks great! I really like the addition of that seasoning sounds wonderful will give that a go! Going to try pea's next time, my son said he likes those better! Thank for posting!

  17. So when I forget things, I just "wine a makes me feel better". :)

    This looks delicious and we will be eating it in our household soon. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Have a great day, Candace

  18. I love a recipe that allows me to "ad lib" when I run out of a special ingredient.
    Your sign is perfect for my kitchen!

  19. Hi Melynda
    Don't you just love it when it turns out for the good...Your Serendipity Creole Chicken looks delicious to me and I will just;have to give it a try. Thank you so much for bringing it to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  20. Isn't it nice to end up with such a nice surprise. This looks delicious. Come join me for Crock Pot Wednesdays whenever you can.

  21. This sounds like a great recipe! It's always great when you experiment in the kitchen and come up with something tasty!


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