a little bird told me

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Here’s how to make a quick, easy and delicious

Dutch oven chicken

It’s so simple, I think this may become one of your

favorite recipes…


In a Dutch oven:

Heat 3 Tablespoons

extra virgin olive oil

Brown a whole, organic, free range chicken

breast down for about 4 minutes.

Using a wooden spoon,

gently move the bird a couple times to prevent sticking.

Flip and brown an additional 6-8 minutes.

Turn off heat under chicken.

Pour a cup of white wine or beer over top.

Sprinkle generously with:

garlic powder

onion powder

Italian seasoning


a pinch of nutmeg

seasoned salt


freshly ground black pepper

and a dash of cayenne


top with fresh carrot and celery slices

cut on an extreme diagonal

(Just like my friend Suki taught me)

8 chopped green onions

4 Tablespoons pesto

and a couple fried pieces of bacon, crumbled.

photographs by Melissa Placzek

Cover and cook in a 350 degree oven for

60-80 minutes

or until meat thermometer reaches

180 degrees when tested in various fleshy spots.





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  6 comments for “a little bird told me

  1. March 11, 2011 at 9:58 am

    sounds yummy!

  2. Melissa
    March 11, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    it turned out really good! and so easy!

  3. January 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I haven’t been that hungry today (getting over a bug) BUT this looks amazingly good to me right now!

    • Melissa
      January 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      hope you feel better soon Carrie. enjoy the chicken recipe 🙂

  4. Julie
    March 23, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    This was so good. Very comforting and super easy.. Family loved it.

    • Melissa
      March 23, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      Hi Julie! Yay! thanks for stopping by and letting me know you and your family enjoyed my recipe 🙂 XO

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