Friday, September 21, 2012

FFwD - Chicken Basquaise



This week's French Fridays with Dorie recipe is Chicken Basquaise.  This is a Mediterranean style (rather than French) chicken dish with capsicums (peppers) - lots of them!

The resulting dish has a rather hot flavour to it, so if spicy is not your thing, don't venture here.  I quite enjoyed it it, with the piperade (capsicum mix) forming a lovely sauce for the rice. 

Also be warned - if you are time poor, don't attempt this, because all the chopping and cooking and simmering and browning takes some time - you need probably a good two hours to make this dish.  I had to make this one night and eat it another night, as it was too late by the time it finished cooking for me to eat it that night.

Here's the chicken in the pot so you can identify that under all that stuff, there is definitely chicken there:


To see what the other FFwD members thought of this dish, visit the LYL section of the website.

19 comments:

Blond Duck said...

Delish!

Cher Rockwell said...

This was an interesting one, for sure - especially with all those peppers... (I don't think I've ever used so many peppers in my life).
I like the "chicken proof" shot...
Have a good weekend!

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

Huh - hot? My Mr Neil didn't think it was spicy enough - indeed the peppers I used were pretty sweet. I liked this but yes, it was time consuming (though easy). I'll make it again - great for winter coming up!

The Squishy Monster said...

I love your bit about "if you're poor.." cooking and eating are SO expensive...but you allowed me to crack up about it...love your humor, my friend!!

Rosita Vargas said...

Una gran delicia sabrosa e irresistible me encanta ,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Kathy said...

I love chicken that has been stewed in sauce…yours looks delicious! I wasn’t able to get this one done yet…a crazy week here, and as you said, it does look time consuming.

yummychunklet said...

Your dish turned out great! I also had to make this over two nights. That was kind of a bummer.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

This is a popular dish in this household, especially with added spice from the piment d'espelette :)

Happy Cook / Finla said...

I know if i made this here at home my family would love it,looks so so delicious.

Cindy said...

But wasn't it nice to have dinner already made! Looks delicious--I don't mind a bit of spice.

Patty said...

I would like to try this recipe, my husband loves spicy food so I'm sure it would be a hit, I will make it on a day when I have enough time to cook and serve it, although I'll bet it was even more flavorful the next day!
Enjoy your weekend;-)

Nana said...

Your chicken looks so tender and falling off the bone
delicious. This was an excellent dish, perfect for a
cold winter supper. Have a great weekend.

Maria Kyr said...

So many peppers together! It was heaven for me! Have a great weekend

Rose said...

It did take an awfully long time to get on the table. I thought it was pretty tasty, but worth two hours of cooking?

Guru Uru said...

What a delicious and spicy dish my friend :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Guyla said...

It did take a lot of time but the house smelled wonderful as it cooked. This is a keeper at my house.

The Caked Crusader said...

Spicy is definitely my thing...hence why I'm currently drooling!

Betsy said...

Yes, definitely too long to make in one night, especially a weeknight, but delicious once done. Funny, mine wasn't spicy at all. My peppers were sweet.

Kayte said...

I love that "chicken proof" photo...that looks so good!