Quick Skillet-Roasted Chicken with Spring Vegetables


Tender vegetables simmer in a mixture of chicken drippings and butter in this simple, speedy dish. The attached drumette gives these airline chicken breasts more flavor; bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs make a good substitute. Andrew Fortgang of Canard in Portland, Oregon, recommends pairing this dish with floral, spicy Gourgonnier. "Orange aromas of Gourgonnier draw me in; on the palate, it's weighty, almost creamy, but with pepper and just enough acidity to balance."

Quick Skillet-Roasted Chicken with Spring Vegetables
Photo: Photo by Jennifer Causey / Food Styling by Torie Cox / Prop Styling by Christine Keely
Active Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 4 (10-ounce) skin-on airline chicken breasts

  • 1.50 teaspoons kosher salt, divided, plus more to taste

  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper, divided

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 6 small carrots, sliced diagonally into 1-inch pieces (about 1 1/2 cups)

  • 8 ounces fresh oyster mushrooms, halved

  • 6 small hakurei turnips or radishes, trimmed and quartered (about 1 cup)

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces, divided

  • 6 rosemary and thyme sprigs, divided

  • 2 spring onions, or 4 scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces (about 1 cup)

  • ¼ cup (2 ounces) rosé wine

  • .50 cup unsalted chicken stock

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1 1/4 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Heat oil in a 12-inch ovenproof skillet over medium. Cook chicken, skin side down, until skin is golden brown and crispy, 15 to 18 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Reserve drippings in skillet.

  2. Increase heat to high. Add carrots, mushrooms, turnips, 1 tablespoon butter, 3 herb sprigs, remaining1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper; stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 6 minutes. Add onions and chicken, skin side up. Transfer skillet to preheated oven. Roast until a thermometer inserted in thickest portion of chicken registers 160°F, 18 to 20 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, divide chicken and vegetables among 4 plates; reserve drippings in skillet.

  3. Return skillet to heat over high. Add rosé and remaining 3 herb sprigs; cook, undisturbed, 2 minutes. Add stock, and bring to a simmer over high. Simmer until reduced by one-third, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in parsley and remaining 2 tablespoons butter; season to taste with salt. Pour sauce over chicken and vegetables.


Creamy, lightly peppery rosé: 2020 Mas de Gourgonnier Les Bauxde Provence.

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