Poulet Basquaise (Pepper and Tomato Chicken Stew)

Poulet Basquaise (Pepper and Tomato Chicken Stew)

I hope you don’t mind if I keep it quite short today, but I have like a million things to do. But hey, that doesn’t mean you should not try this Poulet Basquaise! It is seriously delicious AND healthy. Oh and super easy too!

Poulet Basquaise literally means Basque Chicken . It’s a typical dish from a French south west region called Pays Basque. It’s basically a chicken stew made with tomatoes and bell peppers (usually red). It has become a staple in our home, Solal requests it very often and I’m happy to oblige!

I’ll be back Friday, with a yummy super yummy coconut/chocolate dessert. Until then, have a wonderful week!

PS: if Julia Child loved to cook “Poulet Basquaise”, maybe it’s because there’s something there. Just sayin’…

PPS: I have another chicken stew in store for you. And I love it. Really. It’s moroccan this time : check my Chicken Stewย with Apple and Cinnamon.

Poulet Basquaise (Pepper and Tomato Chicken Stew)

Poulet Basquaise (Pepper and Tomato Chicken Stew)

Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 235 kcal


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 chicken legs skin on
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup wine
  • 2 red bell pepper peeled and cubed
  • 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • salt + pepper to taste


  1. In a deep saucepan, heat olive oil on medium heat. Brown chicken for about 8 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside. Drain excess fat if needed.

  2. Add onion and garlic and cook for 1 minutes, paying attention not to burn them.

  3. Deglaze with wine and scrub the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon or spatula.

  4. Add bell pepper, tomato, paprika, thyme, salt and pepper. Mix and return chicken to the pan.

  5. Reduce heat, cover with a lid and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes. Serve with rice on the side, and you're good to go!

Nutrition Facts
Poulet Basquaise (Pepper and Tomato Chicken Stew)
Amount Per Serving (1 portion - 1/2 leg with sauce)
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 194mg8%
Potassium 608mg17%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 2215IU44%
Vitamin C 87.9mg107%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    1. You can leave it out but since it’s a rather recipe with simple ingredients, each of them brings something to the dish. But don’t worry if you can’t use it, it will still be good ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I honestly don’t know much about wine either but for this recipe, you should use a dry red. I can give you a few French names that would go well with this but I’m not sure where you live and what you have access to ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi there. That depends on your appetite. You might want to double the amount if in doubt. Leftovers are delicious the next day. For this recipe, red or white works. Hope this helps.

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