This Chicago original is a one-pan dish that starts on the stove and finishes in the oven. It's made with browned chicken-on-the-bone pieces, baked with garlic, onion, and yukon gold potato wedges sopped in white wine. Garnish with a lovely pan sauce and peas (or baby lima beans yummm!). Once an economic meal named for Mt. Vesuvio near Naples, it has turned into a signature Chicago dish that you'll absolutely love.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 hr 10 mins
1 hr 20 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Dry chicken pieces well and season liberally with salt and pepper.

  • Warm olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat and add chicken, skin-side down. Cook until chicken is browned and skin is crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Turn over and cook until golden brown on the other side, an additional 4 to 5 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside.

  • Add potatoes, onion, and garlic to the skillet and cook until onion is translucent and potato wedges are starting to brown nicely on cut sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove vegetables from skillet and set aside.

  • Pour wine into skillet and cook until reduced to 1/2 volume. Deglaze the pan by scraping chicken bits and other browned bits up. Return potatoes, onion, and garlic to the skillet. Add chicken stock, parsley, and Italian seasoning. Stir to combine. Add chicken pieces on top.

  • Cover and transfer to the preheated oven. Roast until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink at the bone, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  • Return the skillet to stove and remove chicken and vegetables, leaving liquid. Bring to a simmer. Add butter and stir until smooth, about 5 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Add peas to sauce and cook 1 to 2 minutes longer. Serve chicken atop potato wedges and garnish with pan sauce and peas.

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; protein 23.2g; carbohydrates 12.2g; fat 16.4g; cholesterol 81.4mg; sodium 174.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
I was not impressed. I found the chicken to be flavorless. The potato/ onion mixture was okay, but I found it was a little too oily. Initially i thought i would make it again but tweak the seasoning. After finishing dinner, I don't know that I would put in the effort. Not for me..... Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This chicken is phenomenal, ive just started cooking myself 3 weeks ago, and have stuck with a lot of chicken recipes. By FAR this is the tasiest chicken ive made personally. The longest but my Wife and Daughter agree, chicken was tender and juicy, and although the potatoes wedges weren't crispy, they were very tasty. NOTE* I went heavy on fresh pepper, salt and my fresh parsley. Also might of added a touch to much wine. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good. Followed the recipe exactly and it was awesome. I think one of key steps is seasoning the chicken while it’s dry and allowing the salt to absorb into the chicken. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
By cooking it covered in the oven, the chicken and potatoes lost their crisp. Didn’t take near 45 minutes to cook. Flavor just okay. Probably won’t make again Read More
Rating: 3 stars
The flavors were great, but for some reason my sauce ended up really oily - I followed the recipe exactly, so am a little confused as to why this happened? The chicken in our plate (albeit amazing) was drowning in olive oil. I would try again in the future, though. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I have made this several times, amazing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I wanted to keep the chicken crispy, so I upped the sauce amount by about a 3rd, and baked uncovered. Perfect! I also used more seasoning than called for and I'm happy I did. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Amazing. My Grandmother use to make it a little differently but it brought me right back. Chicken had a flavor all the way through fall off the bone. Now i want another meal of bread and butter and the sauce! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wow, the whole house smelled wonderful! Will make again, excellent! Read More