Whilst growing up my family spent time in the beautiful Seychelles where we enjoyed eating many authentic dishes such as this. This Creole chicken was cooked to perfection by our dear friend Jane and now its a meal I enjoy cooking for my son Joe (Spicy Joe).
1 tblsp Spicy Joes Cajun seasoning
2 tsps smoked paprika
1kg chicken thigh fillets, trimmed
2 tblsps vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsps chilli powder
2 tblsps tomato paste
400g can chopped tomatoes
1 cup chicken stock
Crusty bread, to serve
1 Combine seasoning and paprika in a large bowl. Transfer 3 tsps to a small bowl. Add chicken to remaining seasoning mixture. Toss to coat.
2 Heat half the oil in a large, deep, non-stick frying pan over a medium to high heat. Add chicken in two batches. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side, or until browned. Remove.
3 Heat remaining oil in same hot pan. Add onion, celery and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes or until soft. Add capsicum, paste and reserved seasoning mixture. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
4 Stir in tomatoes and stock. Return chicken to pan. Bring to boil. Cover with lid. Gently boil, stirring halfway, for about 12 minutes, or until chicken is just cooked. Uncover. Gently boil for a further 3 minutes, or until sauce is thickened. Remove.
5 Serve with bread.