Chicken Marbella is the perfect briney chicken dish to share with loved ones. How so, you ask? The olives, capers, and olive oil combine to add a massive, and delicious impact.
Yet, it's not as intense as it sounds. The addition of dates and brown sugar balance this dish with a sweetness that is truly delectable, and we can't get enough!
Plus, we like to use our Lemon Infused Olive Oil to add a bit of zest. This chicken dish truly has an incredible balance of flavors, and we can't get enough.
Now one caveat - this dish turns out best when you let your chicken marinate overnight, so give yourself plenty of time to create this amazing recipe!
Classic Chicken Marbella with Lemon Infused EVOO
- 6 bone in chicken thighs
- 1/2 cup Lemon Infused EVOO
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 cup prunes, chopped and pitted
- 1/2 cup green olives
- 5 bay leaves
- 1 head garlic
- 1/4 cup oregano
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white wine
- 1/4 cup flat leafed parsley, chopped
- salt and pepper, to taste
How to Make: A Step by Step Guide
Step 1: Combine Ingredients
Create brine mixture by combining lemon infused olive oil, vinegar, prunes, olives, capers, bay leaves, garlic, oregano, and salt and pepper.
Step 2: Marinate Chicken Overnight
Add chicken to the brine mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Step 3: Preheat Oven
The next day before cooking, preheat oven to 350F.
Step 4: Prepare Chicken
Place chicken in a single lay in a glass baking dish. Carefully spoon the brine all around the chicken, careful not to cover the chicken. Add white wine, and sprinkle each chicken thigh with brown sugar.
Step 5: Bake Chicken
Bake for 35-45 mins, until there's an internal temp 165F.
Step 6: Plate and Serve
Transfer to serving platter and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
Eat and Enjoy!
We hope you love our delicious Chicken Marbella. It makes a wonderful date night meal or a great centerpiece at a party feast. We love ours paired with Rosemary Parmesan Smashed Potatoes or some Celery Root Potato Puree with Leeks.
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