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Baked Chicken, Prunes and Olives


  • 14-20 chicken thigh fillets (depending on the size) HINT: Try to ensure uniform size if possible

  • 2 cups prunes

  • 1 cup kalamata olives

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1 cup white wine

  • 2/3 cup red wine vinegar

  • 10 sprigs thyme

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar



  1. Tip oil into baking dish and move it around so it covers the bottom

  2. Place chicken thigh fillets into the dish

  3. Mix white wine, red wine vinegar and brown sugar together and pour over chicken

  4. Pour olives and prunes over mixture

  5. Place two bay leaves and sprigs of thyme into the liquid keeping them together so they can later be removed

  6. Cover with foil and seal edges

  7. Cook in oven at 180 degrees for 40 -50 minutes or until chicken is cooked. HINT: You are aiming for chicken to be well cooked but not dry

  8. remove foil and serve while hot or let people serve themselves

Serve with Pumpkin and Chorizo Couscous, boiled rice and/or steamed vegetables


​HINT: This is an inexpensive family recipe that can be easily scaled up to feed the masses. The quantities above feed six to eight easily.


Put it into a large plastic storage container for if you have to take a dish for sharing and reheat in slow cooker.

If you needed it for a smorgasborg, or work function (where you're expected to bring something, this is a real winner.) I suggest, if you're sharing with a large group, cut the pieces of chicken into halves or thirds before you cook it and reduce the cooking time by ten minutes.


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