Chicken à la Provençale

I love chick­en à la provençale (in the man­ner of Provence) with toma­toes, gar­lic and olives. It is a healthy and light way to cook chick­en. It also makes for a very moist chick­en, which is great because chick­en has a ten­den­cy to get dry. I have a won­der­ful fam­i­ly recipe that is very easy to make, and gen­er­al­ly, a crowd pleas­er. Enjoy!

chicken provençale

 

You will notice that the recipe includes a glass of white wine. How­ev­er, you won’t be able to taste the wine once the dish is cooked, so any inex­pen­sive white wine you find at your gro­cery store will do. They usu­al­ly sell small bot­tles that are con­ve­nient for one recipe. You could also sub­sti­tute with water if you do not want to use wine (but using wine is a bet­ter choice).

If you would like to make this dish into a spe­cial meal, then you could get a bot­tle of white wine for cook­ing AND drink­ing with your meal. In that case, choose a white wine from Provence as this will go best with the provençal style of cook­ing.

Now here is the recipe for the Provençal Chick­en:

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Chick­en à la Provençale
chicken provençale
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 min­utes
Cook Time 30 min­utes
Serv­ings
peo­ple
Ingre­di­ents
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 min­utes
Cook Time 30 min­utes
Serv­ings
peo­ple
Ingre­di­ents
chicken provençale
Instruc­tions
  1. Cut the toma­toes in 4, and the chick­en in 4 pieces.
  2. In a skil­let with olive oil, brown 4 pieces of chick­en with minced gar­lic. Make sure you flip over the chick­en, to brown both sides.
  3. Once both sides are brown, turn off the stove, take the skil­let off the stove and add the glass of white wine. (Do not add the wine when the skil­let is on the hot stove as doing so could cause a fire). Add the toma­toes, olives and basil. Cov­er with the skil­let lid, and put the skil­let back on the stove on low heat.
    chicken provençale cooking in skillet
  4. Let it sim­mer in the cov­ered skil­let on low heat for 20–30 min­utes (check to make sure the chick­en is well cooked).
  5. Serve in a large serv­ing dish. Enjoy it with rice or mashed pota­toes on the side.
    chicken provençale
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French Mom

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