This one-pan chicken vesuvio is a full, delicious, and restaurant-quality meal! Crispy chicken thighs and tender potatoes are cooked in a white wine and herb sauce. Throw this simple meal together for friends or family in under 45 minutes!
What Makes This Chicken Vesuvio So Good
- It requires just one oven-safe skillet for the whole meal! You’ll do everything from crisp up the chicken and potatoes, as well as make the white wine sauce in the same pan. This chicken vesuvio recipe isn’t only easy to make, but easy to clean up too!
- It yields perfectly cooked chicken and potatoes every time. Start by simply browning the chicken and potatoes over the stove for a few minutes. Then, finish them off in the oven until the chicken is cooked through and potatoes are buttery soft and tender!
- It’s a total crowd-pleaser and family favorite! Everyone loves this one-pan chicken recipe, as its full of bright and fresh flavor. There is no one this foolproof meal doesn’t impress!
Key Ingredients for Chicken Vesuvio
Chicken Thighs – Bone-in and skin-on chicken thighs yield the most flavor for this delicious dish. The skin cooks up delectably crispy and golden brown, therefore adding incredible taste and texture to every bite. If you’d like, you can use chicken breasts instead, though I highly recommend thighs for more intense flavor.
Dry White Wine – Sauvignon Blanc or Pinto Grigio are both examples of ideal dry white cooking wines. I used Pinto Grigio in my chicken vesuvio and had delicious results! Though any white wine with “crisp” or “dry” in the description would work great in this recipe.
- When pan-frying the chicken thighs, only cook them until golden brown on the outside. The point in this step is not to cook the chicken all the way through. The chicken will finish cooking in the oven, therefore simply focus on getting the skin nice and crispy here!
- This chicken vesuvio is a complete meal in one! No need to whip up any sides to accompany this hearty chicken and potato recipe. Easily serve this one-pan meal on its own, maybe with a nice glass of white wine on the side if you’d like!
- Be sure to use an oven-safe skillet when cooking this recipe! Either a cast-iron skillet or stainless steel skillet would work perfect for this meal. Check the engraving on the bottom of your skillet to ensure whether it is oven-safe or not.
Other One-Pan Recipes You’ll Love
- Whole30 Chicken Cacciatore
- Chicken Fricassee
- Creamy Coconut Chicken with Lime
- Cranberry Rosemary One Pan Chicken
- Pork Chops with Apples
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- Oven-safe skillet
- 4 chicken thighs bone-in and skin-on
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound small potatoes halved, see Notes
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ cup dry white wine such an Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup frozen peas
- Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit.
- Pat chicken thighs dry with paper towel then season liberally with salt and pepper.
- Heat olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat, then add chicken and cook for 5 minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy.
- Remove chicken from skillet and place in the potatoes, cook for 6-7 minutes or until potatoes are beginning to get crispy on the outside. Add in the garlic, dried oregano, and dried thyme cooking for just one minute.
- Remove potatoes from skillet then pour in white wine and chicken broth. Scrape up brown bits from the bottom of the skillet and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add chicken and potatoes back into the skillet, then transfer to the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
- Remove chicken and potatoes from skillet, place skillet back onto the stove over medium heat and stir in the butter and frozen peas. Simmer for 5 minutes, then pour sauce over chicken and potatoes to serve.
- Potatoes: Feel free to use any white potatoes you’d like in this recipe, just make sure to chop them into even-sized pieces before cooking.
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Hi! I’m Sam, a travel, food and fitness enthusiast from the New York metro area. I love creating new and inventive recipes, and my favorite part is sharing them with others. My love of food goes all the way back to my early childhood, I grew up cooking alongside my mom and Nonna – the two best cooks I know! When I’m not in the kitchen, I’m either planning my next vacation, spending time outdoors (preferably on a beach), or bingeing Netflix’s latest docu-series. My passion for eating and living well led me to create the blog and Instagram account, Sam Does Her Best, where I health-ify my favorite comfort foods. I’m a big believer that good-for-you food can still be exploding with flavor and (most importantly) easy to make. I’m thrilled to be here at 40 Aprons doing what I do best – creating, photographing, and sharing delicious recipes with you all!