Basque Chicken Stew


Straddling the coastal border between Northern Spain and Southern France, the people of the Basque region have a deep affection for fork-tender chicken stewed in a vibrant tomato-pepper sauce. Briny green olives stuffed with Spain's pimiento peppers root the dish even further.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs
12 cups


  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 ½ pounds red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch-wide wedges

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ½ teaspoon crushed dried savory

  • ½ cup small pimiento-stuffed olives


  1. Combine chicken, potatoes, onion and bell pepper in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes, broth, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper and savory. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours or on Low for 8 hours.

  2. Stir in olives before serving.


To make ahead: Prep chicken, onion and bell pepper and combine. Prep potatoes and cover with water. Combine tomatoes, broth, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper and savory. Refrigerate separately for up to 1 day.

Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
8g Fat
20g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 23g 46%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Vitamin A 1134IU 23%
Vitamin C 46mg 51%
Folate 33mcg 8%
Sodium 685mg 30%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 45mg 11%
Potassium 860mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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