Chicken Marbella Recipe

4
35 minutes

Ingredients

Chicken Marbella

  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 6 garlic, smashed
  • 150g of pitted prunes
  • 80g of green olives, stuffed with anchovies (save 1 tbsp of brine from the jar or can)
  • 50g of caper berries, or 30g capers if you can’t find them
  • 50ml of red wine vinegar
  • 4 sprigs of oregano
  • 100ml of sherry
  • 1 tbsp of soft brown sugar
  • salt
  • pepper

Method

1
Place the chicken in a bowl with the garlic, vinegar, oregano, prunes, olives, capers, sherry and brown sugar. Season with salt and pepper, stir well to combine everything and leave to marinate overnight
2
Preheat the oven to 170°C/gas mark 3
3
When ready to cook, drain the chicken from the marinade and pat dry (do not discard the marinade). Heat a dash of oil in a large oven-proof dish and add the chicken thighs, skin-side down. Cook until golden and crisp, then colour briefly on the other side. Remove and set aside on a plate
4
Transfer the contents of the bowl to the dish, place the chicken thighs on top, skin-side up
5
Bake in the oven for around 40 minutes, basting the chicken in the marinade every 15 minutes or so. Serve immediately