This chicken vesuvio dish cooks in a luscious white wine sauce. It starts on the stovetop and completes baking in the oven. For even faster preparation, use an oven-safe skillet.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 40 mins
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Season chicken thighs with 1 teaspoon oregano, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

  • Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat and add grapeseed oil. Brown chicken in the hot oil, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer chicken pieces to a plate.

  • Sprinkle potatoes with remaining 1/2 teaspoon oregano and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. Add potatoes to the hot skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to ensure all sides are browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer potatoes and chicken to a large roasting pan.

  • Cook minced garlic in the hot skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour 1 cup white wine into the pan and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits off the bottom of the pan using a wooden spoon. Add 1 cup chicken broth. Allow sauce to reduce, 7 to 10 minutes. Pour over chicken and potatoes.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour.

  • During the last 25 minutes of baking, melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add flour and stir to create a roux. Add remaining 1/2 cup wine, 1/2 cup chicken broth, and whipping cream. Stir until sauce has incorporated and thickened slightly, 7 to 10 minutes. Add lemon juice. Set sauce aside.

  • Stir peas into the roasting pan and continue baking until peas are heated through and chicken is no longer pink at the bone, about 15 minutes more. Remove from oven and pour sauce over chicken.

Cook's Note:

If the skillet you use is large enough and oven-safe, you can bake this dish in the skillet instead of transferring to a roasting pan.

Nutrition Facts

617 calories; protein 36.9g; carbohydrates 30.5g; fat 33.6g; cholesterol 157.1mg; sodium 859.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2019
This was amazing and so easy to make after a long day at work. We were in the mood for potatoes so I used a cup or Arborio rice and increased the chicken stock and wine. 1/2 cup of each with the chicken and bake for the same time. Rice comes out super creamy. Read More
(1)
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2019
I made this with a few changes. I did everything in one pot. A Dutch oven with lid by La Creuset. I cooked the meat in oil in it then added the wine and chicken broth. Used golden potatoes regular sized and cut in quarters. Put potatoes over the meat. Put the lid on and cooked in oven. Meantime made the sauce. I also made peas on the side. When done took meat and potatoes and put on platter. Then I took the sauce and added it to the pot with all the meat juices. Cooked til done and poured that over the meat and potatoes! Family loved it. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2019
Very taste...Browning the chicken is a must. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2019
This was amazing and so easy to make after a long day at work. We were in the mood for potatoes so I used a cup or Arborio rice and increased the chicken stock and wine. 1/2 cup of each with the chicken and bake for the same time. Rice comes out super creamy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2019
Very good recipe. Didn't change anything other than using more of the oregano and garlic powder as prescribed amount was not enough to season even 8 thighs. This is a bit of work... but worth it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2019
Whole family adored it. Made as directed except I squeezed the lemon over the chicken when I added the peas at the end of cooking time. Peas and squeeze! Will be on our frequent rotation. This dish made me look like a pro chef. Giggity! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2019
I had never even heard of this before and decided to try it. I followed directions exactly and my husband and I both enjoyed it. I honestly think it was delicious just with the sauce in the roasting pan. I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2019
My girlfriend Margie made this for me today and it was delicious!! Great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2020
This recipe turned out amazing. ?? It was beautiful, fragrant, and moist. A lot to do, but it will be on heavy rotation. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2019
I used boneless skinless breast AND added some whole clove garlic. I adjusted my cook times accordingly. This cane out of the oven looking and smelling absolutely wonderful. It tasted as good as it looked. I did use my cast iron skillet so I didn't have to dirty another pan easy clean up. Took me probably 45 minutes feom start to oven. Then because of the boneless/ skinless about another 35 minutes to the table. Read More