Prune and Olive Chicken


A taste of the Mediterranean in one delicious baked chicken dish. This is a classic Chicken Mirabella recipe.

close up view of Prune and Olive Chicken thighs and legs in a white baking dish
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • cup pitted prunes, halved

  • 8 small green olives

  • 2 tablespoons capers, with liquid

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, skin removed and cut into pieces

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. In a medium bowl combine the garlic, prunes, olives, capers, olive oil, vinegar, bay leaves, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix well. Spread mixture in the bottom of a 10x15 inch baking dish. Add the chicken pieces, stir and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  2. When ready to prepare, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove dish from refrigerator. Sprinkle brown sugar on top and pour white wine all around chicken.

  3. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, spooning juices over chicken several times as it is baking. Serve on a platter, pouring juices over the top, and garnish with fresh parsley.

Editor's Note:

Please note the difference in chicken weight and title change when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
22g Fat
17g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 308mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 386mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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