Chicken Basque

READY IN: 1hr 55mins
Recipe by Paulg

A Family favourite. One that can be made in advance. Great for an informal dinner party

Top Review by andypandy

This recipe is from Delia Smith's Summer Collection Recipes. I bought the book just for this one recipe in 1990, and have been making many times for family and company, a nice tasty satisfying recipe. ( Delia puts in 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika in place of the cayenne. Otherwards everything else is exact)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Joint chicken and season well ( you can use just chicken breasts if you feel flush ).
  2. Cut the onion and red pepper ( remove pith etc.) into strips the same size.
  3. Drain / dry and cut sun dried tomatoes into 1cm pieces.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a flameproof casserole dish ( with lid ). Add the chicken and brown all over. Take out and drain on kitchen paper.
  5. Add onions and peppers and brown - about 5 minutes.( More oil may be needed.).
  6. Add chopped garlic chorizo and sun dried tomatoes. Cook for about 1 minute until garlic is golden and the meat has changed colour slightly.
  7. Add rice - stir until grains have been coated in the oil.
  8. Add the stock, wine, tomato puree and cayenne pepper.
  9. Heat until a gentle simmer is achieved. Place chicken pieces on the top ( the rice should be submerged in the liquid.), sprinkle on the herbs and scatter the olives and orange wedges. Cover and cook on the gentlest possible heat for 50-60 minutes - or until the rice is cooked through.
  10. This meal can be prepared in advance up to Stage 9.

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