FRENCH CHICKEN: MY VERSION OF POULET BASQUAISE

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This meal is based on the traditional French dish Poulet Basquaise.  Poulet Basquasise is a dish rich with chicken, red peppers, tomatoes, and seasonings.  I was a bit skeptical at first because I neither love peppers or tomatoes. But this dish made me change my mind, and it can make you change yours as well. I’ve put my own twist on the traditional cooking methods and adapted it to be a quick easy meal you can enjoy at home. It comes out resembling somewhat of a thick stew which is served over rice or couscous. We love it and I know you will love this quick and easy dish too.

Yield: 4 servings

Time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1-2 red bell pepper(s)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 juice (traditionally it calls for white wine)
  • 1 T red wine vinegar
  • 1 can crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 servings rice or couscous, prepared
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DIRECTIONS:

  • Step 1

In a large pot brown chicken in olive oil. While chicken is cooking, prepare rice. Wash and chop the onion and peppers into 1/2″ pieces. Mince the garlic.

When chicken is browned, add onion and red pepper. Saute 1-2 minutes. Add minced garlic and saute 1 minute more.

  • Step 2

Remove chicken, peppers, and onion from the pan. Pour juice and red wine vinegar into the hot empty pan, and scrape the bottom of the pot clean to de-glaze the pot. Retain the liquid in the pot.

Add cooked ingredients back to pan as well as the tomatoes and seasonings. Allow ingredients to simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Serve over rice or couscous.

Enjoy,

Larisa

Larisa

Here’s a little about me: I usually don’t buy things that I could make. I like to read and learn. I have dreams of being a mom, living in foreign countries, and trying new things. I take a ton of pictures. I collect rocks from the places I’ve been. I’m trying to learn French. I like to eat. I’m a Mormon.

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