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Milk Street Recipe

Pan-Roasted Chicken and Summer Vegetables with Herbes de Provence

45 minutes

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Pan-Roasted Chicken and Summer Vegetables with Herbes de Provence

In this simple skillet dinner, we sear just the skin side of bone-in chicken breasts, then roast them on top of a bed of sunny Mediterranean vegetables. Before cooking, the veggies are tossed with herbes de Provence, an aromatic seasoning blend that typically includes rosemary, thyme, savory, marjoram and oregano, and sometimes other spices and herbs such as fennel, sage, lavender and tarragon. Dry vermouth, with its herbaceousness, is an ideal deglazing liquid for the browned bits left in the pan after searing the chicken, but dry white wine works, too.

4

Servings

Tip

Don't use oversized chicken breasts; 12-ounce pieces work best. Larger ones require longer cooking, which will result in overdone vegetables. When you remove the skillet from the oven, don't forget that the handle will be hot.

45 minutes

Reviews
Stephen P.
July 2, 2022
Simple meal, tasty and satisfying
Wonderfully easy to make with spectacular results. It uses things we have in the summer garden, too.
Charles M.

Really nice and flavorful recipe. Highly recommended.

Notes - I generally like basil, but would omit it here - I don't think it's necessary and its addition starts to overcomplicate a dish that is otherwise simple but wonderfully flavorful.

I was unable to find 12 oz. chicken breasts, and had to use 16 oz breasts. I compensated by frying skin-side-down for the full 8 minutes, and then frying an additional 5 minute skin-side-up before proceeding with the rest of the recipe; then went the full 25 minutes in the oven, which brought the chicken to a little over 150° - cooked but still moist. Worked well.

The vermouth is critical in elevating the dish from a nice roast chicken to something with more going on; it adds subtle but unmistakable herbal notes to the final dish.


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