Chicken Marbella


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup pitted prunes
  • 1/2 cup pitted green olives
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup capers
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup garlic; minced
  • 2 Tbsp. dry oregano
  • 1 Sprig of fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 whole chicken (about 4lbs); cut into quarters


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white wine

Combine all ingredients for marinade with chicken in a glass bowl. Mix well and cover.

Allow to marinate overnight. At cooking time combine the sugar and wine for the baste.

Preheat oven to 325 and lay the chicken in a baking dish and pour the marinade over it, followed by the sugar wine mixture. Bake at 325 for 30-45 minutes depending on the size and cut of chicken or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Baste chicken as need throughout cooking time.