Chicken Marbella

I am always asked for chicken recipes.  I completely understand! Chicken has so much potential and is probably one of the most versatile foods out there because of its ability to take on flavors and different types of cooking methods.  The sad news is, once we have a recipe we like, we stick with it over…and over…and over again.  And we all know what happens when we eat the SAME food constantly, no matter how much you like it, it will become boring.  More than any other food out there, I probably can say that I  have the most fun inventing new types of chicken recipes.  I call it “whatever you can find in the fridge put it in the chicken.”  I usually always include a little leftover wine from Shabbat because it gives the chicken such a nice savory flavor.  One of my all time favorite recipes is Chicken Marbella.  The olives, wine, and prunes gives it that sweet and salty flavor making it incredibly juicy and savory.  Enjoy all the flavors this chicken has to offer!

This recipe is great eaten alone, with rice/orzo or potatoes.  And don’t worry if you have leftovers (which you most likely won’t), it is actually better, in my opinion, the day after when reheated or eaten cold.

On another note, I am having this tonight for dinner at my Shabbos table.  This is a sneak peak for anyone coming tonight 🙂

Chicken Marbella

2 Chickens (16 pieces)
1 Head of Garlic, minced
¼ C. Dried Oregeno
½ C. Red Wine Vinegar
½ C. Olive Oil
1 C. Prunes (Or as i like to say, dried plums)
½ C. Spanish Green Olives
½ C. Capers and a bit of juice
6 Bay Leaves
3/4 C. Brown Sugar (or 1/2 C. Agave)
1 C. White Wine
¼ C. Fresh Cilantro or Parsley for garnish
Preheat oven to 350.  Combine all ingredients together (except last 3) and marinate overnight.  Put in pan and sprinkle on the brown sugar and wine.  Bake for 1 hour, basting with the juices.  Sprinkle on the garnish.
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5 thoughts on “Chicken Marbella”

  1. If you are short on time, you can skip marinating and just combine all the ingredients together and put in the oven. It will turn out fabulous!

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