Chicken Vesuvio

Always Trying Ways To Jazz Up Chicken!

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes


Whole chicken, cut up
2 Idaho baking potatoes, wedges
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
2 cups white wine
1 cup frozen peas
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter
juice of 1 lemon
zest of 1 lemon
minced chives for garnish

Cooking Tools

Large oven safe skillet/pan

Large freezer bag

Brine chicken for 3 hours prior (recipe below). Cook’s Note: If the chicken breast are large, cut in half.  Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F.  Remove chicken from Brine and pat dry. Sprinkle chicken pieces with Italian seasonings, salt & pepper.  Melt butter and oil on med-high heat and brown chicken pieces and remove. In the same pan, brown the potatoes. Add the chicken pieces on top of the potatoes. Bake in oven for 1 hour. Remove potatoes and chicken onto a serving platter.  Deglaze pan with wine, lemon juice and lemon zest on low heat. Scrape the bits and pieces, Reduce liquid then add in peas and heat through.  Adjust seasoning and pour sauce over chicken and potatoes.  Garnish with minced chives.
Serves 4 



6 cups cold water

1 cup salt

1 cup sugar


Mix ingredients and pour over chicken in a freezer bag. Place chicken in refrigerator for 3 hours.

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