Chicken Vesuvio was my absolute favorite meal when I was growing up. It had been on my mind as of late, but I just haven't had the time to sit down and make my mom's recipe, as it can take a few hours. When I got this particular meal in the swap, I was pretty excited. It gave me the comfort food I was looking for, adapted for someone who works all day. Had I seen this recipe online or in a magazine, I probably would've skipped right over it because it's originally from Rachael Ray, and I have a thing about her. Honestly, this is really good. The potatoes are my favorite part, and I'm thinking that because it's supposed to be chilly next week, this will likely make an appearance on our table very soon.
Check out the original recipe posted by Christina at Tales from the Mad Men Kitchen (she's hilarious!) and be sure to check out the other bloggers in this swap. Good stuff to be found there. And, thanks as always to Sarah of A Taste of Home Cooking for hosting the swaps. We're not an easy crowd to wrangle.
Quick Chicken Vesuvio
(Adapted from Rachael Ray and Tales from the Mad Men Kitchen)
1/3 c. olive oil, plus 2 T.
2 baking potatoes, peeled and chunked
6 T. garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
Salt & pepper, to taste
2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 c. dry white wine
1/2 c. chicken stock
1/3 c. frozen peas
1/4 c. fresh flat-leaf parsley, minced