When searing the chicken for this flavorful potluck dish, work in batches to avoid crowding the pan. Crowding creates steam that will make the crispy skin soggy. This recipe comes from TV chef Sarah Mastracco.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper; working in batches, add chicken to skillet, skin-side down, and cook until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Turn chicken and cook 3 minutes more. Transfer to a large baking dish.

  • Drain oil from pan and return to medium heat. Add white wine to deglaze and use a wooden spoon to scrape up browned bits from bottom of pan. Whisk in red-wine vinegar, mustard, light-brown sugar, and dates; simmer until reduced by half, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • In a medium bowl, mix together remaining tablespoon olive oil, thyme, olives, capers, and cherry tomatoes; season with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Evenly distribute olive mixture over chicken and top with pan sauce. Transfer to oven and bake until chicken is cooked through, 55 to 65 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

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07/07/2013
This is outstanding! Easy to make-but impresses for company. The Mediterranean flavor has a terrific punch thanks to the Dijon , red wine vinegar, capers, and dates. I have served mine with white rice and broiled slices of ciabatta with a bit of olive oil brushed on top. Hurry and make it.