Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Creole Chicken with Cauli-Rice
We’re heading to the bayou for a taste of Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Creole Chicken with Cauli-Rice.
One of our very favorite places to stay when we’re at the Walt Disney World Resort is at Disney’s Port Orleans which are actually two distinctive resorts in one. From the moment you cross over the bridge into the heart of the Bayou, you are
immediately transported to a place back in time in the heart of Louisiana. From the moss-filled trees that line the banks of the Sassagoula River everything at Disney’s Port Orleans is a little more leisurely and a little more laid back but with two resorts to choose from, which on is the right one for you?
Up until recently, Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside was our goto resort. With it’s sprawling grounds, rooms overlooking the river, the chance to stay in the Royal Guest Rooms which are perfect for a large family, and of course. the
picturesque Riverside Mill Food Court and nightly entertainment by the one and only Yehaa Bob Jackson, it seemed to be the perfect fit for our family until we had the chance to stay at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter and especially traveling on my own, I was sold. With it’s smaller size overall, I was immediately swept away by the romance and
pageantry of New Orleans’s historic French Quarter at this Moderate Resort hotel. When you stay at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment strolling through the cobblestone streets, gas lamps,
wrought-iron balconies, and fragrant magnolia blossoms, along with colorful Mardi Gras characters and the sounds of jazz. The best part is, that it’s only a short walk along the lushly landscaped Sassagoula River to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, where the bayou beckons, as do Cajun and Creole specialties. Riverside is by far the larger of
the Port Orleans resorts. Port Orleans Riverside has two sections – Magnolia Bend and Alligator Bayou. It has 2048 rooms and four bus stops. French Quarter is more compact with 1008 rooms and one central bus stop with the rooms
having received a magical makeover and reimagination over the past few years and now boast a sleek and streamlined feel to them, with all of the modern conveniences while still retaining that Mardi Gras feel to them that the French Quarter is famous for.
The pool at the French Quarter is one of the most iconic of the Walt Disney World Resort and invites you to parade around this Mardi Gras-themed pool area where King Neptune sits astride a giant sea serpent. Scale “Scales,” as he’s
affectionately known, and slide down his tongue for a splash landing. Jazz-loving gators and clamshell water features add more poolside panache while a hot tub and the nearby Mardi Grogs pool bar let the good times roll.
From light bites to mouthwatering meals inspired by the magic of Mardi Gras, discover the tantalizing dining offerings at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter starting with their world-renown beignet which melts in your mouth and will keep you coming back for more. Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory invites you to dine like a true Mardi Gras
reveler at this restaurant located in the heart of the French Quarter featuring the best in Cajun and Creole classics at this festive quick-service restaurant. Scat Cat’s Club is the place to sit back, relax, and unwind in this New Orleans-style lounge with some jazz music true to the great sounds of the French Quarter and right next door at Scat Cat’s Lounge
you can get a bite of heaven otherwise known as Mickey Beignets! Looking for a little more upbeat, then Mardi Grog is for you because every day is Fat Tuesday here! Celebrate with specialty drinks frozen or on the rocks, wine, sangria, and draft beers, including Abita Amber and TurboDog. End the day with a leisurely stroll along the Sassagoula River where you can hop on a water-taxi for the quick trip to Disney Springs.
While nothing can top being at Walt Disney World, you can bring some of that Disney flavor home to your family tonight with our easy to make, low-carb, keto-friendly taste of Disney Creole Chicken with Cauli-Rice.
Taste Of Disney Creole Chicken and Cauli-Rice
The combination of spices and hot sauce makes this recipe zesty and possibly too spicy for some. The heat can be adjusted by decreasing the cayenne and Louisiana Hot Sauce amounts or adding more if you like really hot spicy food. Take a moment and close your eyes because our easy to make Creole Chicken with Cauli-Rice is not only low-carb and keto-friendly, it’s a taste of Disney’s Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter in every bite.
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup beef broth
1 cup chicken broth
1 Tbsp Lousiana Hot Sauce
2 medium stalks of celery, coarsely chopped
2 medium carrots, coarsely chopped
1 green bell pepper, coarsely diced
1 red bell pepper, coarsely diced
1 medium onion, coarsely diced
3 or 4 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
1-14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes
1 head of fresh cauliflower, grated
3 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp marjoram
1/2 tsp Mexican oregano
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
Season a large skillet and melt the butter in the oil over medium-high heat
Apply salt and pepper to both sides of the chicken breasts and saute them in the oil and butter for 7-8 minutes per side
Remove them from the heat and set them aside to cool briefly before cutting them up into cubes
While the meat is cooking, you can slice and dice the peppers, onions, and celery and dump them into a kettle with the beef and chicken broths over medium heat.
Keep a cover on the kettle to keep from boiling away the broths. Toss in the tablespoon of Lousiana Hot Sauce with the last of the sliced vegetables.
Grate the head of cauliflower into rice-sized pieces and place it in a covered microwave-safe dish. Add 1/4 cup of cold water and steam the cauli-rice in the microwave for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the corn starch and the dry spices and mix them well.
Cut the cooked chicken breasts into cubes and add them to the kettle.
Pour in the spices and bring the kettle to a simmer and let things cook until all the vegetables are tender which takes about 15 to 30 minutes
Serve the Creole chicken on a bed of cauli-rice with extra Lousiana Hot Sauce for your fire-eaters. It’s just that easy! What are your favorite low-carb recipes and how much heat do you like in your food.
One thing is certain, with this meal is sure to bring home a taste of Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Creole Chicken with Cauli-Rice tonight and let the flavors of the bayou take you away.