- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 whole (3- to 4-pound) chicken, cut into 8 to 10 pieces
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons very finely chopped garlic
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1 cup chicken stock or broth
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, parsley, basil and/or oregano
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Heat olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken generously with salt and pepper and place in skillet, skin side down. Cook until skin is brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Turn chicken and brown again. Transfer to a baking pan and place in the oven.
R Return skillet to stove on medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until soft, a minute or 2. Add wine and stir to loosen brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Cook until liquid is reduced to about 2 tablespoons, 3 to 4 minutes.
Add chicken stock and simmer to reduce the liquid to about 1/2 cup. Add a handful of fresh chopped herbs, seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary. When chicken has cooked through (about 20–30 minutes), serve it with a drizzle of pan liquid. Serves 6 or so.