Prune and olive chicken

Prune and olive chicken


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About this recipe: A taste of the Mediterranean in one delicious baked chicken dish. Note: This is a classic Chicken Mirabella recipe.


Serves: 6 

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 60g pitted prunes, halved
  • 8 small green olives
  • 2 tablespoons capers, with liquid
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 whole chicken, skin removed and cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 60ml dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:7hr50min  ›  Ready in:9hr5min 

  1. In a medium bowl combine the garlic, prunes, olives, capers, olive oil, vinegar, bay leaves, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix well. Spread mixture in the bottom of a large baking dish. Add the chicken pieces, stir and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. When ready to prepare, preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Remove dish from refrigerator. Sprinkle brown sugar on top and pour white wine all around chicken.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, spooning juices over chicken several times as it is baking. Serve on a platter, pouring juices over the top, and garnish with fresh parsley.

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