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Chicken Pipérade

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Recipe

This Basque Dish, a favorite of French bistros, has many variations. I like to add watercress to give the stew’s sweet sauce a peppery note. It’s great with either soft polenta or with plain risotto.

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • About 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut crosswise into 1-inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded, and cut into very thin strips
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 cherry or grape tomatoes, stemmed and cut in half
  • 3 ounces smoked ham or Canadian bacon, thinly sliced or julienned
  • 5 ounces watercress, leaves and 1 inch of stems washed and dried well, roughly chopped (about ½ cup)

Directions

Put 2 tablespoons of the sherry vinegar on a rimmed plate. Put the chicken on top of the vinegar, turning it to coat, and allow the chicken to marinate for about 15 minutes at room temperature.

Heat the oil and butter in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat until very hot. Pat the chicken dry and season it well with salt and pepper. Brown the chicken well on both sides. Remove the chicken from the pan and reserve it on a rimmed plate. Add the onion to the pan and lower the heat to medium-low. Allow the onion to cook slowly for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the red bell peppers, garlic, and cayenne. Cover the pan and lower the heat to low. Cook until the peppers are very tender, another 15 to 20 minutes. Add the chicken pieces, tomatoes, ham, and remaining sherry vinegar to the pan. Cover the pan and continue to cook until the chicken is cooked through, another 5 to 7 minutes. There should be a very flavorful juice in the pan. Add the chopped watercress to the pan and let it melt into the sauce. Give everything a stir and serve the chicken with the sauce.

Notes

Wine suggestions: A Sancerre Rouge from the Loire, a juicy ripe American Pinot Noir; or a Dolcetto d’ Alba from Italy would all work well with the sweetness of the peppers and onions and the smoky ham.


© 2003 Gordon Hamersley

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information includes 1/8 teaspoon of added salt per serving.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

341kcal (17%)
71mg (7%)
81mg (135%)
180mcg RAE (6%)
1029mg
68mg
42g
4g
2g
8g
128mg (43%)
759mg (32%)
4g (22%)
15g (22%)
1mg (7%)
 

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