Lucia’s Pan Fried Chicken

Chicken is so popular with the family and Lucia’s pan fried chicken is easy to make even with the cheapest cut and is so delicious that everyone wants more.

Garlic and onion, celery, carrot, rosemary and parsley and a good splash of your favourite white wine give this dish its great flavour. You can use any cut of chicken but this recipe uses the humble chicken drumstick and makes it the centre of a great meal.

Lucia’s Pan Fried Chicken


  • 5-6 drumsticks (or other chicken cut)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 large clove of garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 carrot, cut into small chunks
  • 1 small piece of celery
  • 1 small bunch of parsley, stalks removed, chopped fineluy
  • 1 small sprig of fresh rosemary, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup of Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 1 knob of butter
  • chicken seasoning
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Chop onion and parsleyIMG_20190629_093946-parsley and onion
  2. Wash celery and rosemaryIMG_20190629_094145-Garlic rosemary and celery
  3. Chop carrot, celery and finely chop garlic and rosemaryIMG_20190629_094903-Chicken ingredients
  4. Using a large, heavy based saucepan on a medium high heat, pour in Extra Virgin olive and add  the knob of butter
  5. When the butter foams place the chicken pieces into the saucepan IMG_20190629_103443-Chicken browning
  6. Brown the chicken pieces wellIMG_20190629_103825-Chicken browning 2
  7. Then remove the pieces to plate and coverIMG_20190629_103851-Chicken browning 3
  8. Lower the heat to medium.  Add the chopped onion and celery and cook until the onion is transparent then add the chopped garlic and cook for a further minute
  9. Return the chicken pieces to the saucepanIMG_20190629_103956-Chicken with onions
  10. Splash over the white wine and allow to cook until it has evaporated
  11. Add the carrot pieces and chopped parsleyIMG_20190629_104212-Chicken and vegetables
  12. Add a little hot water and season with salt and pepper and a good sprinkle of chicken seasoning
  13. Cover and cook for 45 mins or until the chicken is well cooked. Add water as required during cooking to stop it catching
  14. Serve, pouring over some of the delicious thickened cooking juices over chicken pieces.
  15. A great meal accompanied with a green garden salad, rice or other vegetables and some crusty sourdough bread. IMG_20190922_123614-Chicken drumsticks








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