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Basque Chicken

Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
45 min
25 min
20 min
The Canadian bacon used in this dish is a leaner alternative to regular bacon. Try dicing a few slices into your favorite dishes.


uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

1 pound(s), cut into 1-inch pieces

uncooked onion(s)

2 medium, sliced

sweet red pepper(s)

1 medium, seeded and sliced into thin strips

yellow pepper(s)

1 medium, seeded and sliced into thin strips

garlic clove(s)

3 medium clove(s), minced

table wine

½ cup(s), white

canned diced tomatoes

14½ oz, drained

dried thyme

1 tsp

cooked Canadian-style bacon

4 slice(s), diced

table salt

tsp, or to taste

black pepper

tsp, or to taste

cooked white rice

2 cup(s)

fresh parsley

1 Tbsp, chopped for garnish (optional)


  1. Coat a Dutch oven with cooking spray. Cook chicken over medium-high heat until no longer pink in center, about 4 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add onions and peppers; cook until soft, 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently. If necessary, add water to pot to keep onions from burning.
  3. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  4. Add wine, tomatoes, thyme, bacon and chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Season to taste. Serve over white rice. Garnish with chopped, fresh parsley, if desired.
  5. Flavor Booster: Roasted vegetables add a delicious smoky flavor to this dish. To start, substitute 1 roasted red pepper and 1 roasted yellow pepper, available in jars or in supermarket deli cases. Use a 14.5-ounce can roasted diced tomatoes.

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