ffwD: Chicken Basquaise

Since the much welcomed cooler weather allows me to spend more than two minutes in the kitchen, I was content in making this week’s ffwD assignment in the requisite two parts. The first part consisted merely of cooking down the onions, red and green bell peppers, and tomatoes into a soft, brothy mixture. (I actually made this part yesterday along with the sticky rice.) The second part involved a quick sear of the chicken thighs, deglazing of the pot, and then a 40-minute simmer of the chicken and pre-made vegetable mixture to complete the cooking of the chicken and to allow the melding of flavors. All this was served over white sticky rice which usually means the dish will be good, having grown up eating white sticky rice with every meal. And, it was!

This chicken basquaise was made as a part of French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.

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63 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kitchen flavours
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 07:15:33

    It does look good! Yum!

  2. Cher
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 07:18:17

    The red peppers add a lovely burst of color. Rice is always welcome…

  3. kitchen therapy
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 08:06:44

    Love your dish! Looks fantastic!
    Looking at the crispy skin on your chicken made me realise I bought skin free chicken!

  4. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 08:34:20

    I made more of a stew since I left out the chicken skin. Lovely presentation! Have a nice weekend!

  5. Ronda
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 08:52:16

    Oh! That is so pretty!

  6. Trevor Sis Boom
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 09:14:54

    There are too many dishes lately that my man wants me to make each week. This one is now included. yes, sticky rice usually means it will be a good dish!

  7. Food,Photography & France
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 10:30:07

    Now that is a good food shot. Nice one. I’ve never thought of Poulet Basquaise with sticky rice, but you’ve sold me:)

  8. Geraldine Saucier
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 11:13:58

    Beautiful photo. Your chicken looks delicious. Glad you enjoyed the dish.

  9. Alison
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 11:30:09

    This is definitely going to go onto my must make list!

  10. Tricia S.
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 11:31:55

    Oh seriously- that is exactly what I wanted my chicken skin to look like ! Unfortunately mine melded with the bottom of the pot. But it still tasted fabulous πŸ™‚ Yours looks just amazing.

  11. oneexpatslife
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 11:36:13

    Wow, you even managed to get a good picture. Mine didn’t look so great, but it was tasty anyway.

  12. Inger Wilkerson
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 12:45:56

    Looks delicious! I was the same way about not heating the kitchen in the summer heat so know just what you mean there!

  13. Choc Chip Uru
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 14:01:47

    That looks like a classic chicken dish πŸ˜€

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  14. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 14:19:04

    Ohh this looks delicious! I wish to have this for tonight’s dinner!

  15. TrafficDiva
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 15:28:51

    Yeah, Yummy, you knocked this dish out the park!! Awesome colors, chicken thighs are my fav, and I grew up with both you and sticky rice…lol..Love BOTH!! =)

  16. hotlyspiced
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 15:57:08

    That is such a lovely looking dinner and the bell peppers give the dish great colour xx

  17. jora
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 17:03:23

    I love sticky rice. I’m going to have to try making it at home! Beautiful dish, as always.

  18. Louise
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 17:27:08

    That’s so funny, Yummy. I cooked up pretty much the same thing for dinner last night. The only difference was I sliced a thick piece of fresh tomato and stuck it under the skin of the thigh while cooking it. Yours looks dee…li…cious!!!

    Thanks for sharing…

  19. Diane Balch (@DianeBalch)
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 17:43:57

    I agree your chicken looks beautiful and my kids wish I made white sticky rice instead of poisoning them with arsenic laden brown rice.

  20. greyhousejournal
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 18:32:26

    This looks absolutely delicious and quite simple. Yum!

  21. Liz
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 18:49:30

    Glad you enjoyed this one, too…great photo!

  22. vianney
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 19:07:15

    a perfect fall meal~~ tasty plate!

  23. betsy
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 20:35:55

    Making it over two nights makes it an easy dinner, don’t you think? Pretty plate.

  24. Balvinder
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 20:56:46

    This is for tonight’s dinner.

  25. libishski
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 23:12:33

    Mmm chicken thighs and bell peppers! Yum!

  26. The Squishy Monster
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 23:48:00

    What a beautiful, hearty dish, my friend!! Happy Weekend/Autumn!!

  27. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    Sep 22, 2012 @ 03:16:06

    That dish looks fantastic! I would love to eat that.

  28. Norma Chang
    Sep 22, 2012 @ 06:55:50

    Love sticky rice too. Imagine how good it taste mixed in with the gravy.

  29. helene dsouza
    Sep 22, 2012 @ 08:21:20

    I love this dish with sticky rice, it reminds me of south France and the summers we spend there.

  30. Maria
    Sep 22, 2012 @ 08:53:17

    Great photograph! I am glad you liked this recipe!!! I liked it too! I wish you a great weekend

  31. Healthy cooking Blog
    Sep 22, 2012 @ 13:04:40

    Don’t even need gavy on the side…

  32. Parsley Sage
    Sep 22, 2012 @ 15:10:47

    Woo hoo! Sounds (and looks) like a winner πŸ™‚ Point for Miss Dorie!

  33. Sara
    Sep 22, 2012 @ 16:51:03

    Totally loving this…peppers and onions make any dish better! I agree, rice is such a comfort food. πŸ™‚

  34. flecksofgreen
    Sep 22, 2012 @ 17:10:31

    I love anything with peppers and onions together! lol I also wanted to let you know you have been nominated for The Sunshine Award.. http://flecksofgreen.com/2012/09/22/you-are-my-sunshine/

  35. Tandy
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 01:35:52

    Sounds perfect!

  36. Cakelaw
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 02:28:40

    Looks great YC! I enjoyed this one.

  37. machisan
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 04:26:52

    that sure looks good.. i love to have that for dinner.

  38. bakeawaywithme.com
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 08:14:49

    I had to miss this one but know I will be doing a catch up! It looks totally delicious…your photo says it all! Beautifully done!

  39. Simply Life (@SimplyLifeBlog)
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 13:21:21

    this looks like a perfect meal as the weather starts to get cooler!

  40. Beth
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 14:12:28

    This looks – and sounds – fantastic! Can’t wait to try it.

  41. Bonnie (@GlamKitten88)
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 15:04:18

    You always find the best recipes. It looks delicious!

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
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  42. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 18:00:22

    What a pretty dish!

  43. Jenn and Seth
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 21:39:19

    it looks like such a delicious meal! yum!

  44. rebecca
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 22:15:13

    this looks wonderful and love sticky rice πŸ™‚

  45. Anne@FromMySweetHeart
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 22:40:21

    Looks absolutely delicious! : )

  46. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 23:00:54

    It’s always so lovely to visit you and see what you’ve been up to.. this is a warm and pretty dish perfect for supper this week, I think!!

  47. eatinglikeahorse
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 00:52:23

    That looks and sounds absolutely delicious, I bet the chicken was so tender, cooked like that πŸ™‚

  48. Mary
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 10:23:54

    I love this type of chicken dish – really comforting and looks so moist and full of flavor :))
    Mary x

  49. Tracy
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 14:12:04

    That looks yummy. I love Fall and the comfort food that the cooler weather always brings.

    Tracy

  50. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 14:39:44

    this is one of my favorites from you. I hate cooking chicken. I get so bored with it and this has inspired me and made me hungry!

  51. Zoe
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 18:33:53

    This dish looks very beautifully cooked. Yum!

  52. Velva
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 20:03:26

    this is a soulful meal- a really nice addition to the family table with the cooler weather.

  53. Ryan
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 20:03:32

    This dish looks so beautiful and like perfect fall comfort food! It’s so good to hear from you– thanks for stopping by my blog today. Hope you had a good summer!

  54. Profiteroles & Ponytails
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 20:32:37

    One a cool day like today, this hearty dish would be just perfect. I’ll have to look up this recipe as I’m curious to know the spices that go into a basquaise.

  55. Kelly @ Inspired Edibles
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 20:58:00

    This looks hearty, satisfying and oh so colourful! Yum.

  56. Janet Rudolph
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 22:38:33

    I love Basque food, and I can’t wait to make this. Great recipe!

  57. Sharon | ChineseSoupPot.com
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 22:52:24

    This dish look so appetizing. I can imagine this to be such a satisfying meal when I’m hungry!

  58. Gracie ~ Food Fascination
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 22:55:00

    I haven’t made this yet, but I will definitely be serving it with rice!!!

  59. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 05:25:04

    This meal looks great! We have a ton of peppers to use up, so this would be perfect!

  60. Alice
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 15:52:38

    we had ours over white rice too and it was amaze-balls! πŸ™‚

  61. Jasline
    Sep 28, 2012 @ 04:56:33

    This looks really good and delicious!! I’m drooling as I’m typing this!

  62. Amy Andrews
    Sep 29, 2012 @ 14:30:55

    Pretty photo, makes me want to go home and cook up some sticky rice for the leftovers!

  63. albertocook
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 09:43:11

    Nice recipe…
    I like change new flavors..
    This recipes is delicious..
    Bye from ItalY

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