The meal created by the Tilden Academy students.
Recipe created by the culinary students at the Tilden Career Community Academy
This recipe was part of the healthy menu that won the 2009 Cooking Up Change health school lunch contest.
Servings: Serves 21 (1 1/2 cups each)
  • 4 cups diced onions
  • 2 cups diced bell peppers
  • 2 cups diced celery
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 5 pounds cubed dark chicken meat
  • 6 cups canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp. hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups uncooked rice
  • 3 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 6 cups water
  • Directions
    In a large, heavy pot over medium heat, sauté onion, pepper, spinach and celery in oil. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through.

    Add tomatoes, tomato paste, hot sauce and spices. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

    Add chicken stock and water, bring to a quick boil, and add rice. Cover pot and reduce heat, simmering for 15 minutes.

    Serve with Jalapeño Cornbread and Cucumber Salad.


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