Chicken with White Wine and Herb Sauce
This chicken with white wine and herb sauce is a delicious dish sure to please the whole family, and goes wonderfully with Roasted Barley Pilaf and Sauteed Spring Vegetables.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 whole (3- to 4-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
2 tablespoons very finely chopped garlic
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock or broth
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Heat olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in skillet, skin-side down. Cook until skin golden brown and crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn chicken and transfer skillet to oven. Cook until chicken is cooked through, 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer chicken pieces to a platter and set aside.
Place skillet over medium heat; add shallots and garlic. Cook, stirring, until softened, about 30 seconds. Add wine and stir to combine. Cook until liquid is reduced to about 2 tablespoons, 3 to 4 minutes.
Add chicken stock and cook until thickened, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in chives, parsley, basil, and butter; season with salt and pepper. Return chicken to skillet. Using a spoon, coat chicken pieces with sauce. Serve immediately.