The Super-Secret Recipe File: Cheryl's Chicken Marbella

1 tablespoon garlic powder       1 cup pitted prunes, halved
16 pitted black olives       4 tablespoons capers, with liquid
6 tablespoons olive oil       8 tablespoons red wine vinegar
4 bay leaves       2 tablespoon dried oregano
1 TBSP whole peppercorns       3 - 4 lbs chicken pieces (I used drumsticks and thighs), skinned and pierced with a fork
1/2 cup packed brown sugar       1/2 cup dry white wine (I used chardonnay)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


1. In a medium bowl combine the garlic, prunes, olives, capers, olive oil, vinegar, bay leaves, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix well. Spread mixture in the bottom of a 10x15 inch baking dish. Add the chicken pieces, stir and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 5 hours - overnight.
2. When ready to prepare, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove dish from refrigerator. Sprinkle brown sugar on top and pour white wine all around chicken.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, spooning juices over chicken several times as it is baking. Serve on a platter, pouring juices over the top, and garnish with fresh parsley.

Great to serve couscous and crumbled feta cheese on top!

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