This dish really marinates twice. Chicken soaks in a vinegar-oil-garlic mixture before it's cooked, then it chills in the cooking juices, making for very tender meat.
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup pitted prunes, chopped
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2 cup pitted green olives, halved
3 pounds skinless, bone-in chicken breasts
1 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
How to Make It
Combine first 5 ingredients in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish, stirring with a whisk. Add prunes, apricots, and olives; toss well to coat. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cover and chill at least 6 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 450°.
Pour wine around, but not over, the chicken; let stand 15 minutes. Bake at 450° for 35 minutes or until chicken is done; let stand 15 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Remove chicken from the bones; discard bones. Return chicken to fruit mixture; let stand 15 minutes. Serve with a slotted spoon.