Sunday, March 14, 2010

"3rd Date" Chicken

This is actually a recipe from my husband's stash. He obtained it from his mom or dad (not sure which). He has prepared it, usually on the 3rd date, to impress the ladies (quite successfully or so I've heard). Truth be told, it's super easy to make but tastes so delicious one would think he spent all afternoon making it. He has promised our son that he'll pass the recipe along to him when he's old enough. Being that he's only 4, I'll post it for you all in the meantime.

Tonight I made this along with my sister's recipe for Polenta and a side salad. Yummy!

Here's what you'll need:

4 boneless chicken breasts
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbs dried oregano
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
salt/pepper to taste
1/2 cup pitted prunes
1/2 cup small green olives
3 bay leaves
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white wine
parsley for garnish

  • Combine the chicken, garlic, oregano, salt/pepper, vinegar, olive oil, prunes, olives & bay leaves in a bowl. Cover, refrigerate and marinate for a few hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Arrange chicken in a single layer in a baking dish (9X11 glass pan works great). Pour marinade over evenly.
  • Sprinkle chicken with brown sugar and pour white wine around the bottom of the pan (I used some Pinot Grigio left over from the other night).
  • Bake for 60 minutes, basting frequently.
  • Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
  • Serves 4-6

1 comment:

Katy ~ said...

Oh boy does this ever sound GOOD!!! Yep, will be making this soon. Been dating my BF for 7 years, wouldn't want to rush into anything, grins...

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