Thursday, 30 April 2009

Chicken provinçiale


When I first came to belgium, I would have never thought I would eat chicken without any spices. For me it was like how can you eat NV dishes without spices in them. it was unthinkable and still after years I started enjoying the variety of food which was unknown to my taste buds, like this Chicken Povançiale.

I am sure there is hundreds of way to make this dish, i don't claim mine as authentic, it is just my way of making them.
Sending this to which is hosted by Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipe

As it is May 1st tommorow, here it is long weekend so will see you all on Monday

1 whole chicken cut into eight pieces
100 gm bacon
1 red capsicum cut in chunks
1 green capsicum in chunks
2 onions roughly cut
1 zucchini cut in chunks
2 garlic cloves finley chopped
200 gm mushrooms cut them in half
1 tin 500gm)tomatoes ( or you can use fresh)
1 tbsp tomato paste
15 olives, green/black
5 tbsp olive oil
few tbsp of parsley
2 chilies split ( my addition to give aindian touch)
peper and salt to taste

Add the oil in a large pan and fry both the sides of the chicken pieces, for few minutes each. Remove them from the pan and keep it aside.
Now add the bacon, capsicum and onions and saute for few minutes , add the tined tomato and the paste. Stir and add the chicken pieces back to the pan.
Add more water if you need . Add salt and peper and parsley cook for 30 minutes or till the chicken is cooked.
Add the zucchini half the way so they don't cook too much . Add the mushroom 10 minutes before the cooking is done together with the olives.
Serve hot with potato croquettes , rive, bread, or even fries.

60 comments:

Madhumathi said...

Interesting chicken recipe..It looks like ratatouille with chicken in it!
Love the pictures!

Priya said...

Looks like poulet basquaise, tempting dish with loads of veggies..thanks for sending to AFAM Olives HC..Happy weekend!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Never heard of this before....Adding capsicum to chicken sounds new to me......With those gorgeous olives dish looks spicy and yum....

Swapna said...

never heard of this dish before.....looks very tempting and nice pictures HC!

Asha said...

Me too! You take one look at bland chicken dishes here and say no way it would taste good but surprisingly they all do. With wonderful flavors of herbs and light spices, meat dishes tastes so good here. I can't say the same about veg dishes, they don't know how to cook veggies most of time! :D

Chicken dish looks wonderful Olives makes it so yummy!:)

Priyameena said...

Very new recepie...never heard this name before..Looks very colorful ..It seems healthy with all the wonderful vegetables..Thanks for introducing..

Rachel said...

looks spicy enough for me.

5 Star Foodie said...

I love provensale flavors -the chicken sounds outstanding!

Priti said...

This is new to me and looks very interesting....gud one dear

Ashwini said...

This looks interesting. Yum with all veggies and chicken. Enjoy your long weekend.

Pooja said...

Sounds interesting HC...Looking spicy and lovely..

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Happycook, this dish looks inviting. I like that you added zucchini and mushrooms. I believe that all recipes are simply guidelines for people to be inspired by. There's nothing written in stone. So when you add your own touches to a dish, it simply makes it superb! I love your way of thinking.

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks great - it's a wonderful combination of flavors. The addition of the chilies makes it better (in my humble opinion.)

Vrinda said...

Looks nice ..u r right,here also some of the chickens r made without any spices especially the Thanksgiving turkey.it looks so gorgeous from outside but its tasteless, for me..I liked ur pot..

Suma Rajesh said...

firstly love ur bowl...its sooooooooo pretty and in tht chicken recipe sounds interesting ..looks delicious ...

Poornima Nair said...

Looks delicious...wonderful flavors in there...

Angie's Recipes said...

Although I never had it before, I am sure this chicken provinciale tastes as good as it presents.

Jeena said...

I adore this recipe you have cooke dit to perfection. I love the pot you served it in and all the veggies look so tasty in there - wonderful!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Chicken and bacon combo wow I am in... Love the ingredients and the dish is so delectable...

lissie said...

Chicken Provinciale looks delicious! I am a fan of continental cuisine :)
Have a nice weekend...

ARUNA said...

looks very colorful!!!

Cham said...

It has been years I had this poulet Proven! My husb is pretty much like u, asking how someone could eat a NV without spice.
I would love to taste the dish, Have a wonderful weekend :)

Lavanya said...

new to me..very intresting recipe..tempting me to try :)

Soma said...

Looks wonderful HC! I love Olives

meeso said...

This is like something my mom would have made when I was growing up... Looks nice :)

Varsha Vipins said...

Haa..unique,..Even I can think of chiken without spices..Thanks for sharing HC..:)

My comfort food network said...

Very nice. Reminds me of the years we lived in Brussels. Yummmm!!!

Pavithra said...

looking good and nice photos

Maria♥ said...

This looks amazing!! I've never heard of this dish but it's going on my must bake list.

Maria
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Vani said...

Looks great, HC! Perhaps this can go to RCi-Pondi too since they have a lot of French food there!

Bunny said...

This looks so good, you did a fantastic job making it!

Meera said...

I am like that too. I need lots of spices when it comes to nonveg food.

Juliana said...

Great looking dish, the pictures are very nice and really reflects the dish.

Helene said...

My brother makes a great chicken provencale. He does not want to share the recipe. This one looks good.

Dragon said...

This dish looks so warm and comforting.

Maya said...

Didn't hear of this before, but sure looks good to me!

notyet100 said...

this is new for me,..looks delicious,..hppy weekend,..

burpandslurp said...

yum, how rustic and simple and comforting! sounds very healthy, too!this would be so perfect with a crusty french bread!

Jamie said...

This dish looks wholesome and really yummy! We LOVE olives so I think I might have to try this!

Vicky Xavier. said...

Very new to me, but on seeing the pics I bet it would be delicious.
Nice entry for the event. Happy weekend.

Arch said...

Looks really delicious...must have been wonderful with those olives...

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice different chicken recipe....

Irene said...

When we came here from Russia, the food was a bit of a culture shock as well. I love that you embraced it! The chicken looks delicious.

Sireesha said...

Looks very colorful...

Ivy said...

What a lovely recipe with so many veggies and I love the olives in it.

Shreya said...

wow! so lovely:-)

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

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Sig said...

Yep, I know what you mean HC! I remember the days when the only way to enjoy meat was to cover it with spices and cook it till nobody can figure out what meat we started with :) Now I know so many ways to enjoy meat :) I love this chicken dish, anything with bacon gets my vote :)

Varunavi said...

different curry,never thought of adding olives :)

Chitra said...

nice;)cant try;)iam a vegetarian:)

Happy cook said...

Teressa wow i won the book, that is indeed a wonderful news, you have made my sunday a very happy day :-) will send you the details.

Happy cook said...

Thankyou all for you wonderful commments.
I know it is indeed a new dish for you all, like it was for me when i came here first. If you make them you would be really surprised how yumm the chicken dish is.
Try them :-)

Elra said...

How delicious, I am starting to get hungry, and I just had my late breakfast. How can this be?

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Happy Cook! Thanks for stopping by, yeah trying to get back in the game now that work is less insane. How are things in the food blog world these days?

Seena said...

With olives! it might be wonderful! :)

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Nice picture HC and a good idea to add chillis.

I love provençale sauce and I use it for a lot of dishes from pasta to veggies, to rice, etc...

Cynthia said...

Ouuuu, I love the idea of this dish.

Rajee said...

chicken with bacon. Sounds different and yummy dish. What cuisine is it?
I think it must taste like sweet and sour chicken.

Peter M said...

A fabulous taste of Provence cooking...very tasty photo!

RM said...

Hi...am new to ur blog...infact new to this amazin world of cookin and bloggin...its reallly WOW ...and What an interestin dish this is !!..was searchin for a soup recipe for my chicken and soup crazy son...and hopped onto this..looks very temptin..will definitely try and let u know ..and Love ur pics.Reny.