Basque-Style Sweet & Spicy Chicken Stew

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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    Total Time
    1hr 0mins
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based on 2 ratings

A spicy one-pot wonder flavored with fresh, sweet Basque-inspired flavours. Seasoned chicken pieces are simmered in a rich white wine and tomato sauce. This warming stew is comfort food in a bowl. Serve with plenty of crusty bread to mop up the sauce.

recipe updated Feb 22, 2019


  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
  • Chicken pieces icon
    Chicken pieces
    x 12½
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
  • Onion icon
    x 1
  • Red bell pepper icon
    Red bell pepper
    x 1
  • Green bell pepper icon
    Green bell pepper
    x 1
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    x 1
  • Paprika icon
  • Smoked paprika icon
    Smoked paprika
  • Prosciutto icon
  • Marsala icon
  • White wine icon
    White wine
  • Water icon
  • Canned chopped tomatoes icon
    Canned chopped tomatoes
    1¾ cups
  • Dried thyme icon
    Dried thyme
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    1 pinch


  • kCook icon Skillet pan
  • kCook icon Large serving bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Medium cast iron skillet
  • kCook icon Work surface

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside onion: sliced
  2. Prep and set aside red bell pepper: cored, deseeded & sliced
  3. Prep and set aside green bell pepper: cored, deseeded & sliced
  4. Prep and set aside garlic clove: crushed
  5. Prep and set aside prosciutto: torn
  6. Get a clean medium bowl
  7. Add all purpose flour
  8. Season with salt & pepper
  9. Coat chicken pieces
  10. Get a clean medium cast iron skillet
  11. Add olive oil
  12. Transfer chicken to medium cast iron skillet
  13. Fry each side on high heat until golden brown
  14. Transfer content of medium cast iron skillet to work surface then set aside
  15. Heat on medium heat
  16. Add prepared onion
  17. Add prepared red bell pepper
  18. Add prepared green bell pepper
  19. Fry for approx 5min on medium heat until softened while stirring occasionally
  20. Add prepared garlic clove
  21. Add paprika
  22. Add smoked paprika
  23. Add prepared prosciutto
  24. Fry for approx 2min
  25. Return chicken to medium cast iron skillet
  26. Add marsala
  27. Add white wine
  28. Add water
  29. Add canned chopped tomatoes
  30. Add dried thyme
  31. Season with salt & pepper to taste
  32. Heat until bubbles form and cover
  33. Simmer for approx 30min on low heat
  34. Serve immediately
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