Chicken Provencal with Saffron, Orange, and Basil
Why This Recipe Works
The best chicken Provençal recipe would produce a dish with meltingly tender, moist, and flavorful chicken, napped in an aromatic, garlicky tomato sauce that could be mopped up with a thick slice of crusty bread. To achieve this ideal, we used chicken thighs for their tender texture and a combination of canned diced tomatoes and tomato paste for the sauce. We seasoned the dish with fresh herbs in addition to the traditional herbes de Provence, as well as with grated lemon zest and pitted niçoise olives, for a chicken Provençal recipe we could be proud of.