Pan-Roasted Chicken with Olives and Lemon

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Olives and Lemon
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme, plus 1 tsp. chopped
  • One 4-lb. chicken, cut into eight pieces
  • 5 medium shallots, peeled and quartered lengthwise
  • 6 small fresh or 3 dried bay leaves
  • ¾ cup jarred brined olives, rinsed, pitted, and halved
  • 8 fresh sage leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • + 3 more ingredients
    • 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 medium lemon
    • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter; more as needed

Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 425°F. Season the chicken generously on all sides with salt and pepper. Cut the ends off the lemon, stand it on one end, and slice off the peel and the bitter white pith to expose the flesh. Cut the lemon segments from the membranes...

View full recipe at Fine Cooking


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