Basque chicken

Basque Country sits in the Pyrenees and straddles parts of France and Spain. Read more about Basque culture here.

This recipe is easy to make, but takes one-and-a-half hour in the oven at 350 Fahrenheit/ 170 Celsius/ gas mark4.

Basque Chicken Recipe

INGREDIENTS:
1 chorizo sausage, sliced into thin slices
2 chicken breasts
3 large garlic cloves through garlic press
1 red pepper
100g French beans (optional, I only added these because they were to hand)
l large onion chopped
4 tsp parsley
1 cup rice (uncooked)
3 cups chicken broth
l tsp Italian seasonings
l tbsp olive oil or more for sautéing
salt and pepper to taste

METHOD:

  1. Fry the onion, garlic and chorizo slices gently in the oil until the onions are translucent and the chorizo becomes soft. (The chorizo adds a great colour)img_20170728_164136477.jpg
  2. Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of an oven-proof dish with lid and add the fried mix and the rest of the ingredients.
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  3. Place in the middle of the preheated oven for 1.5 hours. Do check in between to make sure that the rice is getting to dry. In that case add more water.
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I served ours with a mixed salad from the allotment.
You could experiment a bit. Use a spicy chorizo or add different vegetables. I’m sure the Basques won’t mind.
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