"The people who give you their food give you their heart" - Cesar Chavez

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chicken Marbella

My cousin, Megan, and good friend, Sarah, were coming over for dinner and we wanted to make something elegant, delicious and healthy. My aunt Sue, Megan's mom, is a great cook and had e-mailed us this recipe for chicken marbella. This recipe calls for marinating the chicken over night, however it was a Saturday evening and we were going to improvise. I will definitely make this again and for sure marinate it overnight. We served this chicken dish over a bed of whole wheat couscous and with a warm goat cheese salad. This was delicious and juicy and very flavorful.

Chicken Marbella
(Serves 3)

3 large chicken breasts
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
Sea salt
Ground pepper
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3/4 cup pitted prunes (or more)
3/4 cup pitted Spanish green olives (or more)
3 tablespoons capers, with juice
6 bay leaves
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup Italian flat leaf parsley

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Arrange the chicken breasts in a single layer in a glass baking dish. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over the three breasts. Generously sprinkle the garlic, oregano, sea salt and ground pepper over the breasts. Drizzle the red wine vinegar and white whine evenly through out the dish. Add the bay leaves, olives, prunes and capers.
2. Bake for 50 minutes. Sprinkle parsley over the breasts and spoon the juices over the olives, prunes and capers. Enjoy!

1 comment:

ekbenson said...

The olives look so pretty and I never thought of using sugar on chicken! Thanks for the idea, I'm definitely going to try it.