One Pot Basque Chicken with Spiralized Potatoes

gluten freemeat & poultrypaleo
One Pot Basque Chicken with Spiralized Potatoes

A flavorful, juicy chicken dish that uses spiralized bell peppers and potatoes for a quick, easy, and meal prep friendly meal for those busy weeknights – or on a night when you want to make an intimate dinner, but don’t want to do a lot of dishes!

One Pot Basque Chicken with Spiralized Potatoes

This recipe was originally published in 2014, when I wasn’t even spiralizing bell peppers! It was one of the first one pot meals I made, and I was so proud of it, because it is one of those dishes that tastes restaurant-worthy, but is easy to make and the cleanup is a breeze. It’s perfect for entertaining or just for an intimate dinner in – with some wine, if you partake!

One Pot Basque Chicken with Spiralized Potatoes

Basque-style chicken is basically a pepper chicken stew, using bell peppers, chicken, broth, and a specific pepper of the Basque region of Spain. Since we don’t live in the Basque region and access to that Espelette pepper is a bit hard, you can use paprika here to bring the flavors together.

And since all I’m thinking about right now is traveling somewhere exotic (once it’s safe to do so again!), I revisited this oldie but a goodie recipe to update the photos and make this delicious meal for the family.

One Pot Basque Chicken with Spiralized Potatoes

The chicken is braised, the potato and pepper noodles cook and soften in the juices of the chicken and the olives offer a tangy and bright saltiness to this one pan meal. The chicken browns first, giving it a little crisp on the outside that complements the softness of the bell peppers and the al dente crunch of the potato noodles.

If you don’t eat chicken, you could try this with a white flaky fish, too. Make this and you’ll be amazed by how flavorful and texturally delightful it is.



Basque Chicken with Red Potato Noodles

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 3


  • 1.25 pound skinless boneless chicken thighs ?salt and pepper, to taste?1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil ?2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion Blade A, noodles trimmed?1 small red bell pepper, Blade A, noodles trimmed?1 pound red potatoes, Blade D, noodles trimmed
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika?1 14oz can diced tomatoes?1 cup chicken broth, low sodium?¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes?½ teaspoon fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper?4oz pimiento-stuffed olives ?to garnish: freshly chopped parsley


  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or deep skillet over medium-high. Add in the chicken and cook for about 7 minutes or until lightly browned, turning occasionally to evenly cook. When done, set aside on a plate.
  • Add in the garlic, onion, bell pepper, potatoes and paprika, cooking 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Then, add in the tomatoes, broth, red pepper flakes, thyme and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then nestle back in the chicken pieces, pouring in any juices leftover. Reduce heat to a simmer, let cook for another 10 minutes or until chicken is tender and potato noodles are cooked through.
  • Stir in the olives and let cook for 1-2 minutes to warm the olives. Garnish with parsley and serve.

New to spiralizing? Grab your FREE eBook with our 20 Most Popular Blog Recipes!

Have a spiralizer and not sure where to start?How about making our fool-proof, most popularly made recipes from the blog? In this printable PDF eCookbook you’ll find photos and full recipes of our readers’ favorites to get you started!

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Leave a Comment

Want to share a photo of what you’ve made? Be sure to click the 'Choose file' button below to add your photos!

Recipe Rating

The maximum upload file size: 300 MB. You can upload: image. Drop file here


Caroline says:
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!!!
vicki says:
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.
You can definitely use zucchini here, just add them in at the last 3 minutes of cooking so they soften slightly and cook to al dente!
Suzy Hughes says:
I put some zucchini in also....and some spinach. :) About to have dinner! Are you doing more one-pots? This is great! (I tasted it from the pan...) :)
Anonymous says:
I will use butternut squash.
Heather says:
I've been interested in one pot meals lately for the same reason. I just hate cleaning up!
Stacey Thomas says:
This recipe looks yummy! As for the Nourish Snacks, any of the ones with coconut, cashews, or almonds look wonderful :)
Carrie aiken says:
Sweet and salty capow looks yummy!
GiGi says:
Can this be made without garlic?
Sure, the flavor would be less robust, but you can always leave ingredients like that out.
Elisabeth says:
I always leave the garlic out.... Not a fan! ;-)
Marsha says:
I have never tried these snacks before. the KAPOW sounds really good.
jesusan says:
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.
NorineP says:
Looks yummy! I'M putting it on my menu today!
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!
Elisabeth says:
Can't wait to try this, probably this weekend. I L-O-V-E one pot recipes, please keep 'em coming!
Jen says:
Looks awesome!
Heather says:
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!
Stacey says:
Love this but I need a dutch oven!
You can use just a large skillet!
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!
sandy says:
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.
EmH_5 says:
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? :)
Beth says:
Definitely going to have to try this one!!!
Kayla B. says:
I would love to try any flavor of the nourish snacks! i'm always down for anything nut and see related :)
Jim says:
What can one substitute for the potato noodles if one does not have all of these Gucci kitchen aids ?
Mallory says:
Ali! Made this last night... fabulous! My husband and I both loved it! I subbed white wine for the chicken broth, so good!
So happy you liked it, mallory! Miss ya!
Kelly M says:
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!
Alexandra P says:
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.
So happy you got a spiralizer and gave this recipe a try! yay!
Jenna says:
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!
jennifer says:
We had this tonight. Yum!
Kathy Fleming says:
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!
dolcedavis says:
What is a potato noodle? I am thinking a potato put through a spiral machine?? Do you cook it first? Marily
A potato noodle is made by spinning a potato through a spiralizer! Learn more on my "how to spiralize" page!
dolcedavis says:
Thanks, Alissandra. I have been them a lot lately in stores. I guess it's time to get one!
Vicky Woods says:
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!
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
Anonymous says:
This recipe was great I loved it better by substituting chicken breast with chicken thighs and zucchini noodles instead of red potato noodles awesome
Jennifer Bollenbach says:
This recipe was wonderful. I added one extra potato to stretch it, flavors were excellent.

Latest on Inspiralized

Subscribe to Inspiralized

Subscribe to one or all of our newsletters for amazing
recipes, inspirational content + our most popular recipe PDF.

  • Weekly Recap
  • Kidsletter
  • Products + Sales

air fried shrimp tacos with pineapple mango salsa and guacamole, another meal made fully from a @wholefoods shop! 🌮🍍🥑🍤⁣

~ corn tortillas⁣
~ guacamole⁣
~ pineapple & mango salsa (fresh prepared foods)⁣
~ sliced red cabbage (pre-sliced container)⁣
~ @sirkensingtons chile lime crema⁣
~ cleaned & deveined shrimp ⁣
~ panko breadcrumbs ⁣

preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees. dredge the shrimp in egg and dip in panko (toss the panko with paprika, onion, chili, & garlic powder, salt, and cumin.) add in a single layer to the air fryer and cook for 7-10 minutes, flipping halfway through (they’re done when golden brown and C-shaped.) spread some guacamole on the tortillas and top with shrimp, cabbage tossed with juiced lime, pineapple mango salsa, and drizzle with the bottled crema. easy peasy! 👏🏼 ⁣

what’s your favorite easy weeknight taco combo? 🌮 #inspiralizedwholefoodsmealideas

super easy lunch idea, made (almost) entirely from the freezer and 100% from @wholefoodsmarket, so next time you go there to shop, grab the following items and make this Teriyaki Tofu and Pepper Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry👇🏼👇🏼

~ frozen riced cauliflower, stir fry style⁣
~ frozen three pepper blend (sliced bell peppers)⁣
~ organic teriyaki sauce⁣
~ @wildwoodfoods teriyaki baked tofu⁣
~ for garnish: white sesame seeds, red pepper flakes⁣

heat a tablespoon of neutral oil in a medium skillet. add the bag of riced cauliflower and sauté until softened to your preference (about 5 minutes for rice-like, IMHO.) set the cauliflower aside in a bowl. add a couple handfuls of bell pepper strips and half the package of tofu, cubed. pour over some teriyaki sauce (I use about 1/3 cup), stir, and let cook until peppers are totally soft, another 3 to 5 minutes. top the riced cauliflower with the teriyaki tofu and peppers. garnish with sesame seeds and red pepper flakes. enjoy!⁣ 🥡

do you like easy meal ideas like this from specific grocery stores? 🤔 I'll start a hashtag for them - this one will be #inspiralizedwholefoodsmealideas

probably my favorite part of parenthood is seeing life through my children’s’ eyes. everything is new and they live a life of exciting discovery. and nothing beats the merriment of Christmastime! 🎄🎅🏻 luca and roma had a blast ice skating today in NYC - luca got the hang of it quickly and he loved pushing roma on the little plastic bear seats they had at @rinkatbrookfieldplacenyc. ⛸❄️ the twins were angels and slept the whole time, so I could be present with my older kids. 👼🏻👼🏻

and we’re building a holiday bucket list calendar, what should we add to it (aside from meeting santa? 😉)

cauliflower and carrot masala, totally normal meal on thanksgiving eve, right? 😅🥄

tomorrow we’re going to my BIL’s to hang out with Lu’s side of the family, and I’m excited to see everyone (it’s been YEARS!) and have the kids spend time with their cousins, aunts and uncles 🙏🏼

for the curry, simmer cauliflower, carrots, a jar of @mayakaimalfoods, and 2 cups of @bonafideprovisions veggie broth in a large pot for 20 minutes or until thickened to your preference. add cooked lentils, stir, and serve with jasmine rice, chutney and toasted naan. easy 30 minute meal 👏🏼 not exactly thanksgiving-friendly, but worth a share!

safe travels today and tomorrow and wishing everyone a safe and happy thanksgiving 🦃 I’m so grateful for you