One Pot Basque Chicken with Spiralized Potatoes

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 Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
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.

with love, Ali

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  • 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!!!
  • 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!
      • 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...) :)
    • I will use butternut squash.
  • I've been interested in one pot meals lately for the same reason. I just hate cleaning up!
  • This recipe looks yummy! As for the Nourish Snacks, any of the ones with coconut, cashews, or almonds look wonderful :)
  • Sweet and salty capow looks yummy!
  • Can this be made without garlic?
    • Sure, the flavor would be less robust, but you can always leave ingredients like that out.
    • I always leave the garlic out.... Not a fan! ;-)
  • I have never tried these snacks before. the KAPOW sounds really good.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Can't wait to try this, probably this weekend. I L-O-V-E one pot recipes, please keep 'em coming!
  • Looks awesome!
  • 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!
  • Love this but I need a dutch oven!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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? :)
  • Definitely going to have to try this one!!!
  • I would love to try any flavor of the nourish snacks! i'm always down for anything nut and see related :)
  • What can one substitute for the potato noodles if one does not have all of these Gucci kitchen aids ?
  • Ali! Made this last night... fabulous! My husband and I both loved it! I subbed white wine for the chicken broth, so good!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • We had this tonight. Yum!
  • 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!
  • 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!
      • Thanks, Alissandra. I have been them a lot lately in stores. I guess it's time to get one!
  • 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
  • This recipe was great I loved it better by substituting chicken breast with chicken thighs and zucchini noodles instead of red potato noodles awesome
  • This recipe was wonderful. I added one extra potato to stretch it, flavors were excellent.