Chicken Basque

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Chicken Basque

Recipe for Chicken Basque

This recipe comes to me from my friend Georgia. It is a complete meal in one pot. The sun-dried tomatoes and chorizo sausage give it an extra tang. It can also be made from either boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs. I happen to love the taste of chicken thighs.

INGREDIENTS for Chicken Basque

  • 1 Chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground Pepper
  • 2 large Red Bell Peppers
  • 1 very large or 2 medium Onions
  • 2 oz. Sun-Dried Tomatoes in oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 large cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 5 oz. Chorizo Sausage, skinned and cut into ½ inch slices
  • 1 cup Brown Basmati Rice
  • 1½ cups Chicken Stock (made from giblets)
  • 2/4 cup Dry White Wine
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • ½ teaspoon Hot Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh Herbs
  • ½ cup pitted Black Olives, halved
  • ½ large Orange, cut into ½ inch wedges with peel left on
  • 9 inch flameproof casserole with domed lid

METHOD for Chicken Basque

Season chicken with salt and pepper, slice red peppers in half and remove seeds and pith. Cut each half into 6 slices. Peel onion slice into strips. Drain sun-dried tomatoes wipe dry with paper towels and cut into ½ inch pieces. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in casserole and add chicken two or three pieces at a time. Brown. Remove to paper towel on plate. Add more oil, heat higher than medium, add onions and peppers. Brown about 5 minutes Add garlic, chorizo and dried tomatoes and toss for about 1 to 2 minutes. Garlic should be pale golden. Stir in rice and when coated with oil, add stock wine, tomato paste and paprika. Reach simmer turn down simmer, add seasoning and place chicken on top. Keep rice down in the liquid. Sprinkle with herbs. Scatter olives and orange over. Cover and cook over gentlest possible heat, 50 minutes or until rice is cooked or bake 300º for 1 hour.

About Pat Tate

Always a very busy person Pat has been interested in cooking and collecting recipes. In an effort to sort out a mound of favorite recipes and to be able to pass them on to the next generation she started this site Family, Foods, and Friends. Again she invites people to join her and to share their cooking adventures.

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