Chicago classic: Crispy skinned chicken tenders in creamy broth-y potato heaven
You’re looking for a delicious chicken recipe that everyone will love, then this is the one. Chicken Vesuvio, a crispy chicken thigh meal with rosemary-roasted potatoes and lemon butter sauce, is delicious. The sauce is enough to make me swoon. It’s easy: just sear the chicken skin and roast the potatoes in the oven. Then make the sauce. This dish will make you feel like a professional. The chicken becomes tender because the roasted potatoes soak up all of the sauce. This one is sure to be a hit.
Serves 4 – 6
20m prep time
40m cook time
1.5 lbs. medium-sized golden potatoes, halved
2 – 3 sprigs rosemary
1/4 cup olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
6 skin on, bone-in chicken thighs
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 onion, small diced
1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup white wine
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
On a sheet tray, toss potatoes with salt, pepper and olive oil. Spread the potatoes out evenly and place cut side down. Add rosemary sprigs to the sheet tray and cook for 20 – 25 minutes, or until easily pierced with a knife
Pre-heat a cast iron pan over high heat with olive oil. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season on both sides with salt and pepper.
Add chicken to the pan skin side down, reduce heat to medium and cook first side for 6 – 8 minutes, or until skin is golden and crispy. Flip and cook chicken for 4 – 6 minutes, then remove to a plate.
Add butter, onion, and garlic to the hot cast iron until onions turn translucent. Add in oregano and sprinkle over flour.
Deglaze with white wine and add chicken stock and peas.
Taste for seasoning, then stir in the roasted potatoes.
Place chicken on top of potatoes, making sure the crispy skin stays above sauce, and bake in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes.
Garnish with parsley, lemon juice, and enjoy!