Chicken Marabella Recipe

Chicken Marabella is an easy and fabulously delicious chicken recipe from my friend Nancy, The Wife of a Dairyman. I first discovered it when she gave me her North Bay Dairy Women cookbook. Then last year I visited Nancy and her family at their dairy farm home and Nancy made Chicken Marabella.

I love Chicken Marabella. This is a big recipe. You can always freeze extras. It’s a must try!

Chicken Marabella Recipe

16 trimmed 6 oz chicken breasts and/or thighs (I used only chicken breasts this time. Nancy recommends cutting breasts into 1/3’s)
2 heaping tablespoons minced garlic
¼ cup dried oregano
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup balsamic vinegar 
½ cup olive oil
1 cup pitted prunes 
½ cup stuffed green Spanish olives
6 bay leaves
1 cup white wine
1 cup brown sugar
Additional parsley for garnish

In a large bowl combine all the ingredients except brown sugar, wine and ½ of parsley. Cover and let marinate in the fridge overnight. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Arrange chicken in a single layer shallow baking dish. Spoon marinade over chicken. Sprinkle chicken pieces with brown sugar. Pour white wine around chicken. Bake for approximatly 55 minutes, basting with pan juices. Sprinkle remaining parsley for garnish. 

Serve with rice. For guests who don’t like olives or prunes, serve on the side. I cut up the olives finely and told the girls the prunes are plums. They ate it. We had a mix of wild rice and white rice along with some roasted pepper and cheese bread and asparagus that my mom prepared for us while Nathan and I taught Sunday School. 

A family that is fed with smiles on their faces after a meal together is a success at our house. 

What’s cooking at your house this week? 

I’m hoping to make a batch of Hot Cross Buns this week. They remind me of my Grandma Nola and are a Easter tradition for our family. If I don’t get them made I’m hoping she has a few to share with me this weekend. 

Linking up with Beyer Beware for Hunk of Meat Monday

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  1. This looks delicious! I should not have looked at this before I’m about to eat supper – it makes my supper of a salad look so sad!

  2. This does look good. And, I like that it uses really different ingredients like the prunes and olives. So many times I feel like I use the same ingredients over and over again.

  3. Now I’M craving Chicken Marabella!

  4. This looks yummy!! BTW…. Love the NBDW cookbook – some Fantastic recipes in there, gonna have to mark this one to try soon!

  5. This looks / sounds scrumptious! I’d like to invite you to share this at my Inspire Me Monday party, which is open all week at:

    Create With Joy

    Have a wonderful Easter! 🙂

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