8 Reviews

This is my favorite chicken recipe - I found at least 15 years ago in the original Silver Palate cookbook (the white covered one). I've made this many, many, many times. I always use boneless, skinless breasts. The recipe makes a lot & I make it with everything but the brown sugar and freeze it uncooked. It's THE dish I make for others - when they have a baby, break a leg, have company, have a death in the family. EVERYONE loves it.

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Linda Reed June 10, 2002

Update 7/4/2010 - Made exactly as written except for substituting mango for prunes (all I had on hand). My personal preference is to cut back on capers next time, but my husband said he liked it (and he hates trying anything new). I marinated for 19 hours and it went together easily. 4/13/10 The recipe comes from Silver Palette Cookbook. Another site stated marinating chicken for 5 hours was sufficient. I haven't made yet, I'll update review once made. Thanks for posting!

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Southern Lady July 04, 2010

This was very tasty. I used leg-thigh quarters, so cooked an extra 15 min. Definitely will make again.

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kerrlm December 28, 2008

I quadrupled this receipe and used boneless breasts for a birthday dinner party buffet. EVERYONE loved it. As the cook, I really appreciated the fact that I could do all the prep two nights before the party (first night - assembling and marinating raw; second night - cooking, cooling, and marinating more). It was tres easy! This approach also allowed me to have a house free of cooking fragrances, which sometimes is a bonus when you want to use scented candles or have fragrant flowers.

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skukic946 September 15, 2007

My all time favorite chicken recipe. My grandmother adds dried apricots in addition to the prunes. This adds a little color and tastes great too!

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cookiedog June 24, 2006

This was very good. I grilled the chicken after it had marinaded as the weather was so hot here. I will be making this again & finishing off the recipe as instructed. I will continue to use this recipe to grill with also. Thanks Uncle Bill.

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Kit^..^ty Of Canada June 15, 2004

This recipe makes fork tender chicken breasts! Very, very good chicken. What a nice combination of ingredients. I found it too sour without the brown sugar, so added half the recommended amount. It was perfect for our tastes. Thanks, Uncle Bill.

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sugarpea February 11, 2004

This recipe is much improved by using boneless chicken thighs and breasts...it also helps -if you trim all visible fat away to reduce the calories...great dinner party dish- but not wonderfully attractive unless you "party it up" with parsly...a pretty serving bowl" etcetera...THE TASTE IS FABULOUS!!!

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niknar September 15, 2002
Chicken Marbella