Chicken Vesuvio: A Chicken Recipe Clouded in Mystery But Not in Flavor by 30Seconds Food

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Chicken Vesuvio: A Chicken Recipe Clouded in Mystery But Not in Flavor

Chicken Vesuvio hails from Chicago, where 30Seconds founder Elisa All Schmitz calls home. The dish is simply bone-in chicken with olive oil, white wine, potatoes, garlic, oregano and peas. According to, the origins of Chicken Vesuvio are "clouded in mystery," but "the likeliest scenario is that it was named for The Vesuvio, a Wacker Drive restaurant popular in the 1930s." No matter where it came from, this chicken recipe is comfort food at its finest.

You’ll need:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, cut in half
  • 2 – 3 cups small white potatoes, cut in half or 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 chicken, cut up
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Here's how to make it:

  1. In an oven-proof skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the potatoes and garlic and cook until golden, about 10-12 minutes. Remove from the pan leaving the oil.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and add to the skillet, skin side down. Cook until skin is golden brown. Flip and brown the other side.
  3. Add the wine and chicken stock and simmer until reduced by half.
  4. Put the potatoes and garlic back into the pan along with the stock, parsley and oregano. Place in the oven.
  5. Bake in a preheated 325-degree F oven until chicken is cooked through, about 40 minutes, adding the peas during the last 5 minutes of cooking time. Season with salt and pepper. Serve. 
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Seriously, from Chicago? I had no idea! I'm going to have to make this now for sure (sounds delish)!! Donna John

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