Prune and olive chicken

    Prune and olive chicken

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    9hr5min


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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.

    Ingredients
    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

    Method
    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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