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Pan-Roasted Chicken and Summer Vegetables with Herbes de Provence

4 Servings

45 minutes

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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.




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


  • 4

    12-ounce bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts, trimmed

  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper


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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.
Jennifer B.
July 27, 2023
Delicious chicken!
A great argument for bone-in skin-on chicken breasts. Just delicious. I made my own herbes Provence. I served it with a radish risotto and it was a terrific meal.
Kathy K.
June 27, 2023
Question Please
This sounds like the perfect recipe for me with the exception of the vermouth and the herbs de provence (lavendar=yuk!). What non-alcoholic substitute is best in place of the vermouth? Any suggestions on a substitute for the herbs de provence? Thank you.
Julie G.
April 24, 2024
This recipe was delicious and so easy. I was able to add a bit more of everything to cover the dinner party and could not have gone better. I love how these recipes are simple but SO flavor forward!
Dana B.
January 22, 2024
One of my favorite chicken recipes
I'm not a huge fan of chicken, and there are times when I go months without eating it, but after trying this recipe, I made it again 2 days later. It was simply delicious and my husband and I devoured it. I've made it several times, and sometimes with boneless, skinless chicken, so as long I'm mindful to adjust my oven time, it's still flavorful and moist. A winner!
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.