Skillet Chicken Rosemary

skillet chicken with rosemary
Diana Rattray
  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
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This easy skillet chicken is flavored with rosemary and garlic, along with a little white wine or sherry. The chicken is browned and then simmered with some wine and seasonings. It's a surprisingly easy recipe and cooks quickly. All you need is some celery, onion, and garlic. If you like to avoid alcohol in dishes, use chicken stock.

Serve the chicken with baked potatoes or hot cooked rice or noodles, and add steamed broccoli or another side vegetable or salad.

What You'll Need

  • 3 tablespoons ​extra-virgin olive oil (plus more for brushing on the chicken)
  • 3 to 3 1/2 pounds chicken parts*
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary (chopped, or 1 teaspoon crumbled dried rosemary)

How to Make It

  1. Brush some olive oil over the chicken pieces.
  2. Place a heavy skillet or sauté pan over high heat; add the 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
  3. When the oil is hot and shimmering, add the chicken pieces to the skillet.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium and then add the chopped onion, garlic, celery, wine, and rosemary. Cook for 2 minutes.
  1. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to low, and let the chicken simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, or until it is tender and done to a temperature of at least 165 F. **
  2. Baste chicken with the sauce occasionally.

*Use a cut-up chicken or all chicken breasts, thighs, or whole legs in this dish.

**According to the USDA, chicken must be cooked to a minimum temperature of at least 165 F. To check the temperature of the chicken, use an instant-read food thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken, not touching bone. Since the chicken parts range in size, check several pieces.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 681
Total Fat 40 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Unsaturated Fat 18 g
Cholesterol 206 mg
Sodium 599 mg
Carbohydrates 9 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 66 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)