Chicken With Pancetta and Balsamic Vinegar

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by GAM-20

Mark Bittman

Top Review by Christine F.

Delicious and easy! Made this for the kids while my husband is away on business and they all loved it and I looked like a pro! Made the recipe pretty much the same, but sprinkled with fresh oregano at the end instead of parsley because that is what I had in the fridge. Thanks for the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Put oil in a large skillet, preferably nonstick; turn heat to medium-high. A minute later, add pancetta, and cook, stirring occasionally, about a minute. Add chicken, skin side down, and turn heat to medium. Season with salt and pepper; scatter the garlic in the pan.
  2. Cook chicken, rotating pieces so they brown evenly. After 10 to 15 minutes, when skin side is brown, turn. Season again. Cook until nicely browned all over and nearly done. Remove to a plate, and put in oven.
  3. Remove all but 2 tablespoons of fat from pan. Add wine or water; raise heat to high. Cook, stirring occasionally and scraping bottom of pan to loosen browned bits. When sauce is thick and glossy, barely covering bottom of pan, turn off heat, and stir in vinegar. Spoon sauce, pancetta and garlic over chicken, garnish with parsley, and serve.

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