Skillet Chicken with Wine and Olives
Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes | Serves 4
- 4 chicken thighs and 4 drumsticks (about 2 pounds total)
- ¾ teaspoon plus ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 yellow onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½ cup dry white wine, such as pinto grigio
- 16 green olives
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- Brown rice, for serving (optional)
Heat the oven (with the oven rack in the middle) to 425°F.
Season the chicken with ¾ teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Dredge the chicken in the flour and shake off excess so it’s lightly coated.
In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, skin side down, and cook 3 to 5 minutes, until the skin is dark golden brown. Flip the chicken and cook 3 to 4 minutes more, until the undersides are golden brown. You’ll have to turn the drumsticks a few more times to get them golden brown all around. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
While the chicken cooks, slice the onion and thinly slice the garlic. Add the onion and remaining ⅛ teaspoon salt to the skillet and cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes, or until the onion softens. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute more. Add the wine, olives, and 2 tablespoons of water. Nestle the chicken in the onions and transfer the skillet to the oven and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until cooked through.
Serve the chicken over brown rice, if desired, and sprinkle with parsley.
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