Make Ahead

Mediterranean chicken with oranges andĀ olives

February 10, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Serves 8
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

What You'll Need
  • 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.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • David Ginsburg
    David Ginsburg
  • Rosalind R
    Rosalind R
  • hardlikearmour
  • MakeThatMakeThis
  • mrslarkin

9 Reviews

David G. October 9, 2013
Tried it. Liked it!
Rosalind R. February 15, 2011
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.
tbrooks August 13, 2012
so how did it turn out?
hardlikearmour February 12, 2011
This sounds really good. It's almost like a combination of two yummy dishes I've had at a local Moroccan restaurant.
MakeThatMakeThis February 12, 2011
MakeThatMakeThis February 11, 2011
Thanks. I really hope you enjoy the recipe! Lots more recipes and stories on my blog
mrslarkin February 11, 2011
Sounds great! And I love the story. Cool drawing, too!
AntoniaJames February 10, 2011
This looks delicious! I'm definitely going to try it. ;o)
drbabs February 11, 2011
Me, too! (love the story!)