Heat up a skillet (cast-iron skillet preferred) on medium heat, add a little bit of butter. Pan-fry the chicken with the skin side down first, until both surfaces become crispy or nicely browned. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
Add the remaining melted butter and saute the garlic until light brown. Add the chicken back into the skillet, follow by the white wine and water. Lower the heat and let simmer. Add salt to taste and a pinch of cayenne pepper.