Last March, my husband, children, parents and I went to Italy for spring break. My sister lives in Florence, and it'd been too long since we'd visited. Suffice it to say that we had a fabulous time! For dinner the night or two before we left, my sister cooked us a big feast: this unassuming chicken dish was the star, and I knew it'd become a staple entree at my own table back home. Simple, full of flavor, comforting, hearty. This dish, in my opinion, is perfect! —em-i-lis
¾ – 1 pounds
best-quality chicken (any parts really, thighs and bone-in breasts are best; a 1/2 chicken works nicely)
Salt and fresh pepper, to taste
extra-virgin olive oil
large clove garlic, peeled and smashed
fresh oregano, chopped
salt-packed capers, rinsed and drained
Wash, pat dry and season with salt and pepper, your chicken. Set aside.
In a skillet (that has a lid), heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. When warm, add the smashed garlic, and cook until golden brown; add the chicken, skin side down, and sear for 2-3 minutes.
Add the oregano and capers, turn the heat to medium-low, and cover the skillet. After 8-10 minutes, add the wine, recover the skillet and cook another 8-10 minutes, until chicken is just cooked through.
Serve warm with the ridiculously yummy sauce. Rice and/or good bread makes a marvelous accompaniment.