Chicken Marbella

How to make Chicken Marbella.

Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 2 pounds boneless chicken thighs
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and smashed
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup pitted prunes
  • ½ cup pitted green olives
  • 1 tablespoon capers drained
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup minced italian parsley


  1. Prick the chicken all over with a fork.
  2. In a gallon-sized Ziploc bag combine the chicken, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, red wine vinegar, olive oil, prunes, olives, capers and bay leaves.
  3. Seal the bag and squish everything around for a a minute or two to mix all the ingredients.
  4. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. Adjust an oven rack to the upper third of the oven.
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 350F degrees
  7. Transfer the contents of the ziploc bag into a 10 x 7 casserole dish.
  8. Sprinkle the brown sugar on top of the chicken.
  9. Pour the white wine around the chicken.
  10. Bake the chicken for 35 – 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  11. Serve the chicken, spooning the sauce and the prunes and olives over the top and garnish with the parsley.
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