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 Stew with Apple and Cinnamon.

Poulet Basquaise (Pepper and Tomato Chicken Stew)

Poulet Basquaise (Pepper and Tomato Chicken Stew)


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Serving Size: 1 drumstick or thigh + 1/4th sauce

Poulet Basquaise (Pepper and Tomato Chicken Stew)

Cal: 255 - Protein: 28g - Fat: 8g - Carbs: 14g - Fiber: 3.6g - Sugar: 8g - WW Old Points: 5 pts - Points+: 6 pts


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 chicken legs (drumstick+tigh), skin on
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 red bell pepper, peeled and cubed
  • 1 14-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • Salt and 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!


The traditional recipe calls for 2 lb fresh cubed tomatoes, but I prefer to use canned crushed tomatoes. You can also add 1 green bell pepper.


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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 🙂

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