Have you had Chicken Marbella? My mum has been making it since I was little, so when the weather gets gloomy and cold and I haven't been home in a while, there's nothing I want more than Chicken Marbella. The crispy chicken skin, tender veggies, and combination of sweet prunes with kalamata olives really cheer me up!
The original recipe is from the Silver Palate Cookbook, but this is my simplified, two serving version. You can see the original recipe here.
Easy Chicken Marbella
prep time: 30 min.
cooking time: 1 hour
2-3 chicken thighs
5 garlic cloves, smashed
1 squeeze of lemon juice
1 glug of balsamic vinegar
1 glug of olive oil
1 tbsp oregano
10 pitted prunes, halved
15 kalamata olives
salt and pepper to taste
1 small sweet potato
10 brussels sprouts
Add chicken, garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, oregano, prunes, olives, and salt and pepper in a plastic bag. Mix and marinate. (Even just half an hour is good, though overnight is best!)
Peel and cut sweet potato and carrots into rolling wedges. Wash and halve brussels sprouts. Arrange vegetables in baking dish.
Arrange chicken and marinade on top of vegetables. Add enough water to almost cover the vegetables.
Bake at 350°F for approx. 1 hour or until chicken is browned and juices run clear.
I like to have Chicken Marbella with egg noodles and parmesan, or a crusty bread.
If you make this, please let me know how you like it!