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Spicy Basque Style Chicken

June 20, 2014

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This is a great recipe from Cooking Light.  Easily doable during the week for a quick dinner.  The recipe calls for sliced green olives.  I am not a fan so I omitted them but you may love that extra pungent flavor.

Though it is fabulous on rice, lots of delicious sauce, my son creatively thought of another way to serve it:  in flour tortillas, with grated cheese and sour cream! Yum!  Should have taken a picture of that too!

Spicy Basque Style Chicken ( Cooking Light June 2007)

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast tenders

2 teaspoons olive oil

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2, 10 ounce cans diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained (I used Ro*Tel, the milder version but you may like it hotter)

1/4 cup finely chopped prosciutto, about 1 ounce

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Combine paprika and pepper.  Sprinkle evenly over the chicken.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat.  Add chicken to pan and cook 4 minutes.  Add garlic to pan and cook 30 seconds.  Turn chicken over.  Add tomatoes to skillet and bring to boil.  Reduce heat and simmer 6 minutes.

Remove chicken from pan and increase heat to medium high.  Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.    Add chicken back into pan and sprinkle with prosciutto and parsley.  Serve over rice or in a flour tortillas, with cheese and sour cream.

mise en place:

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paprika and pepper sprinkled on chicken tenders:

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cook for 4 minutes then add garlic:

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turn chicken over and add tomatoes:

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After 6 minutes, remove chicken and cook sauce:

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add prosciutto and parsley:

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Vicki permalink
    June 22, 2014 2:03 pm


    This sounds great. What about substituting capers for the green olives, that would be tasty.


  2. June 22, 2014 3:21 pm


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