Chicken Vesuvio

"Many years ago I came across this in the newspaper. Once you make it the second time is a snap. Lots of flavor!"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Heat oven to 375* conventional or 350* convection.
  • Wash and pat your chicken dry.
  • Mix flour and spices in a shallow dish.
  • Coat the chicken lightly with the flour mixture, but shake off any excess.
  • In a 12" pan, preferably cast iron that can be put right in the oven, heat 2-3Tblsp. olive oil in the pan over medium-high heat until it is hot.
  • Add the chicken in a single layer and fry quickly to a light brown on all sides.
  • Remove to a paper towel.
  • Now add the potatoes and fry turning occasionally until also light brown on all sides.
  • Drain on a paper towel.
  • Pour off all the oil except 2 tablespoons (which will be left in the skillet).
  • Place the chicken and the potatoes back in the skillet.
  • Sprinkle with garlic and parsley and 1/2 cup water.
  • Pour the wine over all.
  • Bake, uncovered, at above temperature until the potatoes are fork tender and the chicken is done.
  • This takes about 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving so any juices can be absorbed.
  • Serve with pan juices.

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  1. The flavors of the pan juices are the stars of this show. Drizzled over the potatoes and it was near heaven. The chicken was good and done in the time stated in the recipe but I felt the skin was a little mushy and will lay the chicken over the potatoes next time so as to kind of crisp up the skin. This is a keeper.
  2. This is a fabulous dish. I used 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts and 5 med sized potatoes that I quartered. Due to the amount that I cooked, I placed it in a 13 x 9 baking pan. After coating the chicken with the flour mixture, there was a lot of seasoning left in the bag, so I just added it to the wine before I poured it over the chicken. I hated to throw the seasonings away. It was so delicious and I know I will serve this many times. Thanks for a great recipe.
  3. I substituted Tilapia for the Chicken and added mushrooms, cooked peas, black olives and sun dried tomatoes and it was sooooooo good.
  4. This great, flavorful dish was well received by my family. I used 4 split chicken breasts (bone-in), and before browning, removed the skin on 2 of them (not all of my peeps like the skin). Even without the skin, the chicken was very tasty and juicy, so no complaints here. Subs: I never have fresh parsley on hand, so used dried version. Also, was out of white wine, so used homemade chicken stock instead. Was great, but I have a feeling that the wine makes a huge difference--so will definitely use for the next time. Potatoes were yummy, although I felt the need to add just a tad bit more salt on them. My 5yo DD doesn't like potatoes (true!) , so I made a pot of rice using the leftover chicken stock...she loved it topped with a little bit of pan juices mixed in. Thanks, Glitter!
  5. this recipe is awful and it is totally off.....yikes....


  1. This was good! I used chicken broth instead of water. I loved pan frying the potatoes. It made them a nice golden brown. Thank you for sharing this recipe.


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