Chicken Marbella

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
1 hr

The famous Chicken Marbella from the Silver Palate Cookbook. This recipe has been bringing down the house for years and I have made serious adaptations to it, fine-tuning it to suit our taste and make it a little more practical. I like to serve this with cous-cous and a big green salad.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine chicken quarters, garlic, oregano, pepper and coarse salt to taste, vinegar, olive oil, prunes, apricots (if using), olives, capers and juice, bay leaves, brown sugar and white wine.
  2. Cover and let marinate, refrigerated, overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  4. Arrange chicken in a single layer in a large, shallow baking pan and spoon marinade over it evenly.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, basting frequently with pan juices. Chicken is done when thigh pieces, pricked with a fork at their thickest, yield clear yellow (rather than pink) juice.
  6. With a slotted spoon transfer chicken, prunes, olives and capers to a serving platter. Moisten with a few spoonfuls of pan juices and sprinkle generously with parsley or cilantro. Pass remaining pan juices in a sauceboat.
  7. Note: To serve Chicken Marbella cold, cool to room temperature in cooking juices before transferring to a serving platter. If chicken has been covered and refrigerated, allow it to return to room temperature before serving. Spoon some of the reserved juices over chicken.