Saturday, November 28, 2020

Chicken Marbella


  • 1 whole chicken, 5 lbs., cut into 8-10 pieces
  • 1/2 head of garlic, peeled and finely pureed
  • 2 tbsp. dried oregano, coarse salt, and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pitted prunes
  • 1/4 cup pitted Spanish green olives
  • 1/4 cup capers with a bit of juice
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Italian parsley or fresh coriander, finely chopped 


  1. Combine chicken, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, vinegar, olive oil, prunes, olives, capers, and bay leaves in a large bowl. Cover and marinate in the fridge overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Place chicken in large, shallow baking pan, and spoon marinade over it evenly 
  4. Pour white wine over the chicken, and sprinkle it with brown sugar
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes, basting frequently with pan juices
  6. Transfer chicken, prunes, olives, and capers to serving platter with a slotted spoon.  Moisten with pan juices and sprinkle with parsely.