In a deep skillet over medium heat add oil, chicken (skin side down) brown
it well turning as needed. Remove and place on a platter. Adjust the heat as necessary. Add onion, carrots, celery, peppers, bay leaves, herbs, garlic a pinch of salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Add vinegar, wine, sugar and 1 cup water and bring to a boil.Cook on lower heat 10 min. Pour the hot mixture over chicken and let rest about 1 minute.