Chicken Marbella -- A Modern Classic
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4
  • ⅓ c. olive oil
  • ⅓ c. red wine vinegar
  • 1 c. prunes
  • ½ c. olives – Spanish olives are best, with the pimento stuffing
  • ½ c. capers, drained
  • 2 T oregano
  • 3 T minced garlic
  • 1¼ lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of large visible pieces of fat.
  • ⅓ c. brown sugar
  • ¾ c. white wine or vermouth
  1. Instructions
  2. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl or large Ziploc bag. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Marinate overnight or at least eight hours.
  3. When you want to prepare the chicken, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Pour the chicken and the marinade, with all its components into an ovenproof baking dish. Sprinkle the brown sugar thickly over the top of each piece of chicken. Add wine, being careful not to disturb the brown sugar.
  5. Bake 40 minutes or until chicken juices run clear when pricked with a fork. Remove chicken to a platter with some rice pilaf or another starch, and pour remaining juices over the top. Serve with a simple green salad, making sure each portion has some chicken, some prunes and some olives.
Recipe by The Domestic Front at