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Caramelized Chicken & Prunes Recipe

Looking for an easy Caramelized Chicken & Prunes recipe? Learn how to make Caramelized Chicken & Prunes using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 12 servings



Adapted from the Silver Palate's Chicken Marbella. The recipe has you marinate chicken thighs with green olives and prunes until the next day, when you simply bake the whole thing, basting the meat often, until it is nicely glazed and browned with crusty bits on the outside, but still moist and tender at heart.

Recipe Ingredients for Caramelized Chicken & Prunes

6 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
3/4 cup green olives
10 oz pitted prunes, roughly chopped (I use kitchen shears)
3 cloves garlic, crushed (I used a rounded teaspoon organic garlic paste)
1 oz (4) bay leaves
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup white vinegar (use sherry vinegar)
3 tablespoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup cilantro (flat-leaf parsley can be substituted)
1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Recipe Directions for Caramelized Chicken & Prunes

  1. Start the recipe the night before. In a large salad bowl, combine the chicken, olives, prunes, garlic, and bay leaves. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, and oregano. Season generously with salt and pepper.

  2. Pour over the chicken, and combine until the marinade coats the chicken thoroughly; it works immeasurably better if you use your hands. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

  3. Remove from the refrigerator an hour before baking. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F). Place the chicken in a baking dish large enough to accommodate it in a single layer (I had to use two).

  4. Pour the remaining marinade (and any remaining solids) over the chicken, sprinkle with the sugar, and add the white wine. Place in the oven and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hour, basting and flipping the thighs every 20 minutes or so, until the juices run clear, the meat is caramelized, and your boyfriend says that really, that chicken smell is torture.

  5. Sprinkle with cilantro and almonds, and serve.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Mediterranean

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 315.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
634
Calories from Fat
245
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
27.2g
42%
Saturated Fat
6.0g
30%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
219mg
73%
Sodium
404mg
17%
Potassium
831mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates
19.6g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2.5g
10%
Sugars
10.8g
Protein
72.5g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 8% Iron 22%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • Contains alcohol
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