Basquaise chicken, a pepper and tomato chicken stew cooked in the Thermomix.


One of our family’s staple dish and with so many vegetables, it’s full of the good stuff. Win-win if you ask me!

The basquaise chicken is a classic dish from South West France (the Basque country) and there are many variations of the recipe. There’s nothing fancy or difficult about my recipe. You just have to remember to remove the measuring cup when prompted so that the sauce isn’t too liquid.

Don’t forget fresh crusty bread – you’ll need it to enjoy all that lovely sauce!


Basquaise chicken – a pepper and tomato chicken stew cooked in the Thermomix

Serves 4

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 35 minutes


  • 2 onions
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 green peppers
  • 2 red peppers
  • 5 tomatoes
  • 650g chicken thighs and/or legs
  • 200g medium white wine (if you don’t want alcohol, replace by 200ml chicken stock)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 tsp herbs de Provence
  • one bay leaf
  • a pinch of salt


Let’s go…

  1. De-seed and chop the peppers in 4. Chop the tomatoes into quarters too. Set aside.
  2. Add the garlic and halved onions in your Thermomix bowl. Mix for 5 seconds / speed 5.
  3. Add a gulp of olive oil. Cook for 5 minutes / 100C / speed 1 without the measuring cup.
  4. Add the tomatoes and the peppers to the bowl. Cook for 5 minutes / 100C / speed 2 with measuring cup.
  5. Add the chicken, white wine and all the herbs & spices. Cook for 20 minutes / 100C / speed 1 / Reverse speed without the measuring cup.


Serve with rice and fresh crusty bread.

Delicious. Bon appetit x


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Hello & Bonjour! Welcome to Momo and the Gang. Who’s Momo I hear you ask?! Not one of our children (we have 4 girls), Momo is our Thermomix who we love dearly and can not possibly imagine life without. As for the gang, we have 2 teenagers and 4 year old twins, they are all girls and so is Coco the dog. On the subject of (moi) At first I only spoke French. I was born in sunny France where I spent the first 20 years of my life. I moved to the UK in 1996 originally for 6 months, then life happened… Met the man of my dreams 10 years ago… on the internet – yes, really! Nowadays, I have lived 48.3% of my life (estimated), I write profusely on Twitter (fact), blog very infrequently, married said man. Also I don’t like chocolate and I can wriggle my ears. How about you? What’s your party trick? Thanks for stopping by!

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