Chicken Marbella

Friday Night Dinner

This recipe was made famous by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins in The Silver Palate Cookbook. It’s great for Sheva Brachos also. I’ve made some slight changes.


4 chickens, cut in 1/8ths
20 whole garlic cloves
4 tablespoons oregano
1 cup pitted prunes
½ cup pitted green olives
½ cup capers
½ cup red wine vinegar
½ cup olive oil
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white wine


Place the chicken in glass baking pans. Sprinkle garlic, oregano and some pepper over the chicken. Next add the prunes, olives and capers. Pour the red wine vinegar and olive oil over all. Cover and refrigerate over night.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle brown sugar over chicken, then pour on white wine. Bake for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, basting along the way.

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