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Chicken marbella calls for an unusal mix of ingredients - like plums, capers, olives, and brown sugar - but it's always a hit, even with kids!

Jan Kimbell, Vestavia Hills, Alabama
Recipe by Southern Living February 2004

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
8 hrs
total:
9 hrs 10 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 to 10 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first 10 ingredients in a large zip-top freezer bag or a large bowl. Add chicken pieces, turning to coat well; seal or cover and chill for at least 8 hours (overnight is best), turning chicken occasionally.

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  • Arrange chicken in a single layer in one or two 13- x 9-inch baking pan(s). Pour marinade evenly over chicken, and sprinkle evenly with brown sugar; pour wine around pieces.

  • Bake at 350° for 50 minutes to 1 hour, basting frequently.

  • Remove chicken, dried plums, olives, and capers to serving platter. Drizzle with 3/4 cup pan juices; sprinkle parsley evenly over top. Serve with remaining pan juices.

Chef's Notes

Choose a mixture of everyone's favorite cuts of chicken--such as one package each of bone-in breasts, legs, thighs, and wings--or purchase pick-of-the-chick packages or chicken quarters to equal 8 pounds.

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