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Chicken Basque Style

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 2 md Green bell peppers
  • 2 md Red bell peppers
  • 2 lg Onions; peeled, finely
  • Chopped
  • 5 cl Garlic; peeled and smashed
  • 2 oz Rendered chicken fat
  • 2 oz Pork belly; skin removed or
  • Pancetta, cut into 1/2"
  • Cubes
  • 4 sm Hot peppers; or
  • 6 Jalapenos
  • 2 1/4 lb Ripe tomatoes; cored and cut
  • Into 1" chunks
  • 5 lb Chicken, cut into serving
  • Pieces with back, neck and
  • Wing tips reserved for
  • Stock
  • ;s&p
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 Fresh thyme sprig


Cut the bell peppers in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Grill or
broil, skin side toward the flame (or heating element), until the skin is
bubbly (about 15 minutes in an electric oven).

While the peppers are broiling, prepare the onion and garlic. Place 1/3 of
the fat in a large frying pan and melt it over medium heat. Add the pork
belly and cook for a few minutes to release some of the fat. Add the onion
and 3 cloves of the garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent,
about 10 minu.

Remove the peppers from the oven or grill and place in a paper bag for a
few minutes. When the peppers have cooled slightly, remove the skin.
Coarsely chop the peppers (to make 2.5 c)

Add the bell peppers and the hot peppers to the onions and garlic. Increase
the heat and allow the mixture to color slightly. Add the tomatoes.
Continue cooking over high heat for about 5 min, or until the tomatoes have
collapsed. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, partially covered and
stirring occasionally, for 40 min.

Twenty minutes before the vegetables are done, season the chicken with salt
and pepper. Place the remaining fat in a large, straight-sided frying pan,
a wide-mouthed stock pot or braiser. Melt the fat over medium-high heat.
Add the chicken pieces, two garlic, bay leaves and thyme. Brown the chicken
on all sides, working in two batches if necessary, so there is no trace of

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