Peasant-style chicken stew

Chicken is a particularly healthy white meat and can feed the whole family at very little expense. However, sometimes it lacks imagination, and is rarely prepared beyond the usual roast chicken with potatoes or chicken in white wine. Today we offer an equally simple recipe, but with the addition of mouth-watering, tasty, Mediterranean ingredients. Here it is!


  • chicken A kilo of chicken drumsticks and thighs
  • onions A white onion
  • tomatoes Two tablespoons of preserved cherry tomatoes
  • olives Two tablespoons of 'leccine' olives
  • capers A tablespoon of capers rinsed of their salt
  • potatoes Four small potatoes
  • white wine White wine for deglazing
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • butter A knob of butter
  • salt
  • parsley
  • basil
45 minutes Total time
45 minutes Active time
Serves 3 persons
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Heat the oil and butter in a frying pan. Chop up the parsley and basil and add them to the pan. Add the chicken and brown it well on a high heat on both sides. Deglaze with a little white wine. Add the onion, then one by one all the other ingredients, ending with the potatoes. Season with salt and cook until done, taking care not to let it stick to the bottom of the pan.

Don't forget to rinse the potatoes in water so as to remove the starch and stop them from becoming too sticky!
The preserved tomatoes would require quite a bit of preparation: if you're short of time, you can buy them ready-made!

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