Slow Cooker Basque Chicken Stew Recipe

Slow Cooker Basque Chicken Stew Recipe

Slow Cooker Basque Chicken Stew Recipe

This Slow Cooker Basque Chicken Stew recipe is a great dish to cook during those cool Fall or winter months. It produces a nice hearty stew that isn’t overly heavy.

Ingredients:

2 lb. chicken thighs; skinless and boneless trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1.5 lb. red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch-wide wedges
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 large red bell pepper, sliced
28 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
1 cup chicken broth
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons fresh thyme
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried savory If you do not have savory, you can substitute 2 parts thyme and 1 part sage.
1/2 cup small pimiento-stuffed olives Add only 1/8 cup of the brine to the stew

Directions:

1. Combine chicken, potatoes, onion and bell pepper into slow cooker.
2. Stir in tomatoes, broth, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper and savory.
3. Cook on high for 4-hours or on low for 8-hours.
4. Once done, stir in olives and 1/8 cup of brine.

Wine Pairings:

We preface all of our wine pairing suggestions by letting you know that it’s really a matter of personal taste. While we do offer our opinions and why we selected a specific varietal, there is no right or wrong answer when pairing a wine with your dinner.

Sangiovese

Our Slow Cooker Basque Chicken Stew recipe, is a light recipe, so it needs to be paired with a light wine. With the tomato from the soup, a white wine wouldn’t work and the brine from the olives wouldn’t work with a Rosé. I feel a light red wine would be sufficient so I would recommend a Sangiovese. Sangiovese’s have a nice dry cherry flavor which melds well with this dish. Follow the link to our wine review site to find our favorite Sangiovese wines-LetsHaveWine.com

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