Basque Chicken Drumsticks
Recipe type: Dinner; Entree
Total time: 
Serves: 4
A traditional one-pot chicken and vegetable stew perfect with rice and/or crusty bread.
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 drumsticks
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 onions, thickly sliced
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes
  • 2 red or yellow bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped prosciutto or ham (optional)
  • 8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp hot pepper flakes
  • 1 orange
  1. In a deep skillet or large shallow saucepan, heat oil. Add chicken once pan is hot and sauté until browned on all sides. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  2. Add onions to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, peppers, prosciutto/ham, garlic, thyme, paprika and hot pepper flakes.
  3. Add chicken back in along with any juices on the plate. Bring to a boil, stirring up any browned bits from the bottom. Grate zest from orange into stew. Peel orange and coarsely chop fruit; add to stew.
  4. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink inside.
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