Tuscan Chicken Piglet’s “Foodie Friday” Recipe Challenge

One of my New Year’s Resolutions
is to research and cook one new recipe each week.

Tuscan Chicken
Tuscan Chicken

This recipe is courtesy of Paws2Claws from Northern Portugal, but originally came from her friend in Texas…
P2C I have to report it was absolutely delicious and Mr Piglet definitely gave it the thumbs up! Thank you!

Tuscan chicken
2 Chicken breasts
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 onion (sliced)
2 red or green peppers, seeded and sliced (I used one of each)
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
Fresh tomatoes or a tin of diced tomatoes
2-3 cups of dry white wine
Chopped fresh oregano or basil
Cannellini beans or Chick peas (I used tinned)
3 Tablespoon fresh breadcrumbs
Salt and ground black pepper

Fry the chicken in olive oil in a non-stick pan, until golden brown. Remove from heat, and set it aside on a plate.
Add the onion and sliced peppers and saute them until soft.
Add the crushed garlic.
Return the chicken to the pan with the onion, peppers, tomatoes and tomato paste, most of the oregano/basil), and stir till the mix boils.
Cover the pan and reduce the heat, simmering the chicken for about 30 minutes (or until the chicken is well cooked)
Then add the beans and simmer again for another 5 minutes.
Transfer to an over proof baking dish sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and grill until the top is golden brown.

I did forget to add the breadcrumbs, but it was still delicious!

I served with creamed mashed potatoes but I think it would go equally well with rice or even a hunk of bread. What would you serve it with?

You may also enjoy Easy Loaf

14 thoughts on “Tuscan Chicken Piglet’s “Foodie Friday” Recipe Challenge

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  1. Oh, my! This looks absolutely delicious. I had dinner earlier this evening at my daughter’s home. She is a fabulous cook and made a lovely meal. And, still, this photo makes me want to sit down to the table and dig in!


  2. First off, the photo made me hungry. It is such a delectable looking dish that I could easily enjoy it by itself. I would definitely pair it with rice or bread… Excellent recipe and you did a great job of it too. 🙂
    Finally catching up after taking time out to handle offline stuff. 🙂


  3. Looks good, PiP. Alot like the Lecso I make. I would serve it vegetarian style . . . over rice.

    BTW: Those look like Black Eyed Peas, not Chickpeas (which are also called Garbanzo Beans).


  4. Sounds great! Love the idea of challenging yourself to try one new recipe a week. How’s your Portuguese recipe repertoire coming along? Have you tried taking cooking classes there yet? Would love to hear about the experience–and outcome!


    1. Hi Margaret,
      I am ashamed to say my repertoire of Portuguese food is very limited 😳
      Like diet groups I’ve not come across cooking classes! I’d be there like a shot if there was! There seems to be very little in the way of any adult education – perhaps I’m just looking in the wrong place. 🙂
      I find Portuguese cusine a little “rustic” sometimes, but I am currently researching the traditional easter cake.
      Actually, you have motivated me to stop making a 1000 excuses, stop hankering after Italian and French cusine and just get on and research some great Portuguese recipes to share!
      Buck your ideas up PiP!!! LOL 🙂
      Thanks for the inspiration, Margaret!


      1. jajaja- glad to “be of inspiration”! I’ll be looking forward to the results!
        We were disappointed in Portuguese cuisine when we were there, but chalked it up to not knowing what to look for. I’ve since heard other people rave about it, and would like to think that that is, in fact, the case… so, here’s hoping you find out more about “the good stuff”–and share!


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