Edible Bozeman

Looking for an easy weeknight meal that every dairy-free omnivore at the table will enjoy? This creamy skillet chicken relies on ingredients that are likely already in your pantry and comes together in 30–45 minutes. It’s especially delicious alongside the wild rice, mushroom, and kale dressing on page 60, but also pairs well with white rice or egg noodles.


1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
4–6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1 tablespoon herbes de Provence
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup full-fat coconut milk
Optional: 1 lemon, halved and thinly sliced
Garnish: parsley

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to the skillet. Salt and pepper the chicken then add to the hot skillet, skin side down. Cook 4 minutes, until the skin has turned golden brown and is crispy. Turn over and cook for another 4–5 minutes. Remove chicken from the skillet and set aside.

Add the onion to the skillet and sauté until translucent. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Stir in ground mustard, herbes de Provence, and additional salt and pepper. Add chicken stock and coconut milk. Let simmer, stirring occasionally, for 3–4 minutes, until the sauce begins to thicken slightly. Remove skillet from heat.

Return the chicken, skin side up, to the skillet. Place 2 lemon slices on each piece of chicken and add remaining slices to the skillet. Cook in the oven for 20–25 minutes, until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°.

Serve hot, garnished with parsley.

Wine Pairing

2022 Lubanzi “Orange Is” Skin-Contact

The first thing I noticed with this bottle was the art on the label and the vibrant orange color of the wine. But what I love most is the drink’s zippy acidity that heightens, brightens, and accentuates the creaminess of this herby chicken skillet.


Recommendation by Jeremiah Dawson, owner of Vino Per Tutti (which translates to “wine for everyone”). Dawson has owned Vino Per Tutti since 2017. His friendly establishment is staffed with people who know and care about wine, beer, and cider, and who love their community. Looking for biodynamic, sustainable, organic wine, beer, or sake? Want an $11 drinkable red that’s easy to cook with? Talk to Dawson—as the name of his store suggests, his philosophy is that wine really should be for everyone.

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