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Kosher Chicken Marbella

A sweet and savory classic dish. Perfect for Shabbat or Yom Tov.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Jewish, Kosher
Keyword: dinner, feast, party, shabbat
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Marinate overnight: 12 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 861kcal


  • 1 chicken large whole chicken cut into pieces
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup prunes
  • ¼ cup capers with caper brine
  • ¼ cup green olives
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 cloves of garlic peeled and mashed
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ½ cup brown sugar


  • In a large bowl combine the olive oil, vinegar, prunes, capers, olives, bay leaves, salt ,black pepper, oregano, and garlic cloves together to form the marinade.
  • Marinate the chicken pieces in the marinade overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Place the chicken pieces into a 9x13 baking dish skin side up and spoon marinade over the top of the chicken.
  • Pour the white wine into the baking dish and sprinkle the brown sugar over the top of the chicken.
  • Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Baste and bake for 20 minutes. Repeat one more time for a final 20 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and pour the sauce into a saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  • Spoon the sauce over the chicken and serve.


Calories: 861kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 33g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 2324mg | Potassium: 638mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 514IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 3mg