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Today I’m sharing a simple, earthy chicken recipe that will soon rise to the top of your faves list, I promise! Despite it’s clever and unusual flavor combination, the end result is quite mild and very kid friendly. I used this spanish chicken recipe and put a California spin on it, using fresh California ingredients and of course, Foster Farms California grown chicken, ensuring a juicy and tender outcome.
I suggest making a double batch and save the leftovers to pack in your kid’s lunches (school is starting soon, yay!) or shred up the leftovers and use for quesadillas or tacos the next night.
I started by using Simply Raised chicken from Foster Farms. This particular chicken is guaranteed to be antibiotic and hormone free! I have to admit, I don’t pay much attention to those types of details when I am shopping for meat, but I thought I’d give it a try, and I’m glad I did.
The packaging is easy to spot with it’s green label!
Our marinade is chock full of California ripe green olives and prunes, along with aromatic garlic and rosemary.
You will marinate this chicken overnight in the fridge, and that is the beauty of it. Easy prep the night before so all you have to do is get home and pop it in the oven for under an hour and, voila – dinner is done!
Adding a brown sugar rub just before baking gives the chicken a nice golden crust. I also used the riesling wine from our Pear Martini and added it to the dish before popping in the oven.
Yum! Dig in!
- 2 packages chicken drumsticks or thighs
- 1 can California ripe green olives
- 1 cup California prunes, quartered
- 2 Tbl. capers with brine
- 4 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1 Tbl. dried rosemary or 2 Tbl. fresh chopped
- 4 Tbl. olive oil
- 2 Tbl. balsamic vinegar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white wine
- Add chicken pieces to a large ziploc bag
- Make the marinade by combining the olives, prunes, garlic, rosemary, olive oil, and balsamic
- Pour over the chicken and refrigerate overnight
- Preheat oven to 375
- Place the chicken in a baking dish and pour the marinade over the top.
- Rub each chicken piece with a spoonful of brown sugar
- Add the white wine to the bottom of the dish
- Bake for 50 minutes or until done