Wednesday, December 2, 2009

When you want to make AMAZING chicken...

...use this recipe. My mom made this for a family get-together, and we couldn't get enough. Even the chicken breasts were tender enough to cut with a fork...and the flavor, well, let's just say this over-night marinade is well worth the effort. Here is the recipe (which serves 8-10):


  • 1 (12-ounce) package pitted, bite-size dried plums
  • 1 (3.5-ounce) jar capers
  • 1 (0.5-ounce) bottle dried oregano
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 1 garlic bulb, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 cup pimento-stuffed olives
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 8 pounds mixed chicken pieces
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped


Combine first 10 ingredients in a large zip-top freezer bag or a large bowl. Add chicken pieces, turning to coat well; seal or cover and chill for at least 8 hours (overnight is best), turning chicken occasionally.

Arrange chicken in a single layer in one or two 13- x 9-inch baking pan(s). Pour marinade evenly over chicken, and sprinkle evenly with brown sugar; pour wine around pieces.

Bake at 350° for 50 minutes to 1 hour, basting frequently.

Remove chicken, dried plums, olives, and capers to serving platter. Drizzle with 3/4 cup pan juices; sprinkle parsley evenly over top. Serve with remaining pan juices.

Enjoy!.........................................XOXO, Tiff.

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