Mediterranean chicken with oranges and olives

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Author Notes: This is the first serious meal that I cooked for my first serious boyfriend. He did not dump me - though a year later when I dumped him his mother asked me for the recipe.MakeThatMakeThis

Serves 8

  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups stoned ready soaked prunes
  • 3/4 cup dried apricots
  • 3/4 cup green olives
  • 1/2 cup capers
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 10 chicken joints (2 chickens, chopped)
  • 1/2 bottle of white wine
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Zest of an orange
  • 1 handful parsley
  1. Combine vinegar, juice, oil, fruit, olives, capers and seasonings.
  2. Pour over chicken pieces and refrigerate overnight
  3. Preheat over to 350F
  4. Place chicken in baking dish with the marinade, sprinkle over the brown sugar and pour in enough wine to nearly cover the chicken.
  5. Bake for 40 mins until chicken is juicy and tender
  6. Add a handful of parsley and zest over fresh orange before serving.

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almost 2 years ago David Ginsburg

Tried it. Liked it!


over 4 years ago Rosalind R

This sounds delicious - but remarkably similar the old stand-by Chicken Marbella from The Silver Palate Cookbook of the 1980's. I'll give it a shot though. Looking forward trying it out.


about 3 years ago tbrooks

so how did it turn out?


over 4 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

This sounds really good. It's almost like a combination of two yummy dishes I've had at a local Moroccan restaurant.


over 4 years ago MakeThatMakeThis



over 4 years ago MakeThatMakeThis

Thanks. I really hope you enjoy the recipe! Lots more recipes and stories on my blog


over 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Sounds great! And I love the story. Cool drawing, too!


over 4 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

This looks delicious! I'm definitely going to try it. ;o)


over 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Me, too! (love the story!)