One Pot Basque Chicken with Red Potato Noodles

One Pot Basque Chicken with Red Potato Noodles

My mother recently asked me what I want for Christmas. That’s always a tough question to answer – it always seems like when you feel like you have nothing, no one’s offering to give. Then, when someone wants to give, you don’t know what to ask for.

It’s like when I have a lazy day in the city with Lu and we see a bunch of cute shops and restaurants and say, “Oh, we have to come here for dinner!” It seems like there’s an endless supply of potential places.

Then, when it’s time to make plans or a dinner reservation, we’re stumped.

One Pot Basque Chicken with Red Potato Noodles

So when my mom was asking me about what I wanted, I told her that I would love Martha Stewart’s new cookbook, “One Pot” (it’s 120+ easy meals to make with, you guessed it, one pot!)

I’m asking for this, because I often feel like I a) don’t cook enough from recipe books and b) when I cook, I tend to use at least 31 pieces of kitchenware. Okay, maybe that’s an overstatement, but I am definitely not conscious of how many pots and pans I’m using until after, when I’m faced with reality: cleaning.

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Since I cook so much during the day for this blog, I feel like I waste a lot of time cleaning. This time (say, it’s 30 minutes per day) could be spent on recipe development, responding to e-mails, Tweeting, Instagramming or just, chilling.

Long story short, today’s dish was dreamt up out of a goal to cook from, well, one pot!

One Pot Basque Chicken with Red Potato Noodles

Don’t let the one pot thing fool ya, this dish is packed with so much flavor, texture and aromatics, it might as well have been cooked by 3 different chefs, all using 10 different pots, pans and utensils!

The chicken has a succulent light brown sear that absorbs the distinct flavors of the paprika, thyme and tomatoes. The chicken broth helps create almost a sauce that the potato noodles sit in, so that every bite has a velvet-like consistency.

One Pot Basque Chicken with Red Potato Noodles

The tomatoes, onions and peppers almost melt together in the sauce and provide an unbeatable warmth and aroma that make you want to curl up with this dish and have all three servings yourself.

Speaking of, this dish is ideal for reheating. Actually, it’s currently in my fridge and I plan to have it for dinner with Lu!

And, I hate to beat a dead horse, but, the best part about this recipe is that….. it only takes one pot. =)

One Pot Basque Chicken with Red Potato Noodles

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Nutritional Information & Recipe


Basque Chicken with Red Potato Noodles

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 3

Basque Chicken with Red Potato Noodles


  • 1 lb skinless, boneless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into 2” pieces
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced into strips
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, roughly chopped, seeds discarded
  • 1 large red potato, Blade C
  • ½ cup chicken broth, low sodium
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup small pimiento-stuffed olives (about 8)
  • 1.5 tablespoons freshly minced parsley, to garnish


  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. In a large Dutch oven or deep skillet, heat the oil over medium-high. Add in the chicken and cook for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned, turning occasionally to evenly cook.
  2. Add in the onion, pepper and paprika, cooking 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Then, add in the garlic, tomatoes, broth, red pepper flakes, thyme and season with salt. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer, cooking covered for 5 minutes and then uncover, add in the potato noodles, toss to combine evenly and then cook another 10 minutes or until chicken is tender and potato noodles are cooked through.
  3. Stir in the olives, garnish with parsley and serve. I transferred mine to a cast-iron skillet for presentation, but you can divide immediately into plates or serve in the Dutch oven/pot.

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  1. One pot dishes are THE BEST!!!

    I checked the nourish snacks website and they all look awesome- I’ve never had them before! Some flavors that stick out to me are nutty ‘nanas, post ‘stachios, anything with coconut or the almond aloha!!!

  2. This sounds just wonderful except . . . . I’ve just started on the wheat belly diet. No potatoes! As I’m also very new to spiralized (only done zuchinni so far) what could you suggest as a substitute for the potato? Thanks.

  3. I’ve been interested in one pot meals lately for the same reason. I just hate cleaning up!

  4. Stacey Thomas :

    This recipe looks yummy!

    As for the Nourish Snacks, any of the ones with coconut, cashews, or almonds look wonderful :)

  5. Sweet and salty capow looks yummy!

  6. Can this be made without garlic?

  7. I have never tried these snacks before. the KAPOW sounds really good.

  8. I like your description of being it by the reality of cooking without counting your pots – I get hit with that reality every time my husband complains about clean-up (usually because he only sees what’s in front of him, and discovers the pots on the stove only after he thinks he’s finished). One pot meals sounds good.

  9. Looks yummy! I’M putting it on my menu today!

  10. Yes I love one pot recipes! Have you thought about doing a crock pot type recipe? I have been following for a bit but haven’t looked into the archives to see if that’s something you already have done. Although I guess it defeats the purpose because spiralized veggies are so quick to cook anyway!

  11. Can’t wait to try this, probably this weekend. I L-O-V-E one pot recipes, please keep ‘em coming!

  12. Looks awesome!

  13. I’ve never made a one-pot recipe and I can’t wait to try! I also have never had the Nourish Snacks before, but would love to try the Mr. Popular and Posh ‘Stacio flavors!

  14. Love this but I need a dutch oven!

  15. I am going to try this as soon as I get a Dutch oven. Also wanted to THANK YOU for having nutrition labeling. I am Diabetic and it is so helpful to have that info listed!

  16. I just got my Paderno spiralizer 3 days ago and I have already made 5 of your recipes. I love to cook, went to a great cooking school in Provence years ago, and have cooked a lot before and since. (Just noting this to say I have some experience.) But, I am totally new to spiralizing – and I love it! And your recipes: I find them to be absolutely wonderful!!! You are amazing! Thank you for this blog.

  17. This looks yum! I always seem to end up using umpty-nine items of kitchenware when cooking as well I don’t know how it happens haha! I’m not a big olive fan, any suggestions for an alternative? Also when you say ‘red’ potato do you mean like a normal potato with red skin or a red-skinned sweet potato? :)

  18. Definitely going to have to try this one!!!

  19. I would love to try any flavor of the nourish snacks! i’m always down for anything nut and see related :)

  20. What can one substitute for the potato noodles if one does not have all of these Gucci kitchen aids ?

  21. Ali! Made this last night… fabulous! My husband and I both loved it! I subbed white wine for the chicken broth, so good!

  22. Just finished eating this wonderful Chicken dish–oh my! Delicious! We both enjoyed it. I had a few detours, less red bell peppers, one tomato and some canned in fridge and no paste, russet not red potato, chicken thighs with bone and skin–too lazy to debone & skin them, no olives but had a jar of pimientos. Didn’t look like yours but so good. The flavors do melt into the sauce and make it so flavorful. Would have liked more sauce for dipping bread– next time. Thank you for another winner!

  23. Thank you for this recipe Ali. I was given Amazon vouchers by a friend for Christmas and purchased a spiraliser. Looking for recipes I found your blog – very informative to a newbie like me. This recipe was ideal. My husband eats paleo as he doesn’t tolerate white potatoes and wheat. I spiralised a sweet potato and added in after chicken had nearly finished cooking (cooked on stove for about 35 minutes) for about 20 minutes. Like Kelly M who commented above, I didn’t have a lot of tomatoes so had to use a can of chopped, I too used large chicken thighs with bone in and skin on. I also added in 2 large handfuls of kale. Mine had more liquid than your photos, BUT it was absolutely delicious! My husband really liked it. I will definitely make this again.

  24. This recipe is great! I make it once a week. I would love if you could post more healthy one pot recipes like this one. So handy while living in a small apartment in NYC!

  25. We had this tonight. Yum!

  26. Kathy Fleming :

    Just got my spiralizer today and this was the first recipe I made. I was looking forward to making it for a week and was not disappointed. It was delicious. I really had to try hard not to eat the whole pot but managed to save some for lunch tomorrow. Can’t wait to try some more recipies. Thanks for sharing!

  27. What is a potato noodle? I am thinking a potato put through a spiral machine?? Do you cook it first?


  28. Made this last night, absolutely delicious, so quick but tastes like the chicken has been cooking for hours. I added a few more olives (just because we love them), and did find that my potato noodles took a good ten mins longer to cook but that didn’t spoil the dish. I served with crusty bread to mop the sauce but really we were so full. Recipe said served three , three of us ate, perfect portions!

  29. Hi, I just saw this Spiralizer on Amazon. I’m going to buy one. Is there a way I can get a vegetable chart? I know I can’t print it yet. I only have a regular phone so I can’t use this to get a chart. This would be helpful so I can try new foods.

    Thank you
    Marlene Mccauley

  30. This recipe was great I loved it better by substituting chicken breast with chicken thighs and zucchini noodles instead of red potato noodles awesome

  31. Jennifer Bollenbach :

    This recipe was wonderful. I added one extra potato to stretch it, flavors were excellent.


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