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Chicken Vesuvio

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There is a phrase (winner, winner, chicken dinner) that has gained sudden popularity or regained, I imagine, as it seems to have originated in the 70’s or there abouts. I hate it, it is one of those nonsense things that should not bother me but it really does and then I get annoyed at myself for being annoyed, vicious circle….

anyway, while I struggle with my little neurosis it at least brings me to todays meal…

Chicken Vesuvio

8 chicken drumsticks
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tsp crushed garlic
2 large potatoes, each cut into 8 wedges
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup dry white wine
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano

Preheat oven to 180C.

Sprinkle chicken pieces evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat
oil over medium-high heat in a large Dutch oven. Add chicken; cook 3
minutes on each side or until browned. Remove chicken from pan.

Add potatoes to pan; sauté 6 minutes or until lightly browned. Return
chicken to pan. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt,
broth, white wine, fresh oregano, and minced garlic; bring to a

Cover and bake at 180C for 40 minutes or until chicken is done and
potatoes are tender.
Makes 4 servings.


Author: kolandasimone

40, on my way to 40 something...Still not sure what I want to do when I grow up, retire probably... Food obsessed, love to cook it, read about it, eat it... Chock full of useless information that crowds out the useful stuff sometimes.

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