Chicken Calibella

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Chicken Calibella

August 12, 2015
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

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Chicken Calibella

Chicken Calibella ~ A California spin on the classic spanish dish!

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.  

Chicken Calibella ~ A California spin on the classic spanish dish!

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.  (pssst, here’s a coupon for ya!)

Chicken Calibella ~ A California spin on the classic spanish dish!

The packaging is easy to spot with it’s green label!

Chicken Calibella ~ A California spin on the classic spanish dish!

Our marinade is chock full of California ripe green olives and dried plums, along with aromatic garlic and rosemary.

Chicken Calibella ~ A California spin on the classic spanish dish!

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!

Chicken Calibella ~ A California spin on the classic spanish dish!

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.

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Yum!  Dig in!

Chicken Calibella ~ A California spin on the classic spanish dish!

Chicken Calibella
Serves 6
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
50 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 packages chicken drumsticks or thighs
  2. 1 can California ripe green olives
  3. 1 cup California dried plums, quartered
  4. 2 Tbl. capers with brine
  5. 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  6. 1 Tbl. dried rosemary or 2 Tbl. fresh chopped
  7. 4 Tbl. olive oil
  8. 2 Tbl. balsamic vinegar
  9. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  10. 1/2 cup white wine
Instructions
  1. Add chicken pieces to a large ziploc bag
  2. Make the marinade by combining the olives, dried plums, garlic, rosemary, olive oil, and balsamic
  3. Pour over the chicken and refrigerate overnight
  4. Preheat oven to 375
  5. Place the chicken in a baking dish and pour the marinade over the top.
  6. Rub each chicken piece with a spoonful of brown sugar
  7. Add the white wine to the bottom of the dish
  8. Bake for 50 minutes or until done
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 This chicken dishes pairs nicely with our Bartlett Pear Martini!  Check it out…

Bartlett Pear Martini.  Use pear vodka and a good riesling with pear puree. YUM!

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