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Mediterranean Style Chicken

5 or 6 pieces chicken

3/4 cup dried prunes

1/4 green olives

1/4 c. dry white wine

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

3 2/3 tbs. extra virgin olive oil

3 tbs. chopped oregano

1 1/3 tbs. chopped garlic

5/8 tsp red chili pepper flakes

5/8 tsp salt

2 1/2 bay leaves

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1 1/3 tbs. chopped basil

2-3 tbs.capers

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine chicken, prunes, olives, wine, vinegar, oil, oregano, capers, garlic, chili pepper flakes, sale and bay leaves. Cover and marinate in refrigerator in zip lock bag for a few hours.

Put chicken in single layer in casserole dish. Pour marinade over chicken. Sprinkle sugar evenly over chicken. Wipe edges of casserole clean. Bake chicken till golden brown, about 50 minutes.

Deb's real life tips:

Feel free to substitute kalamata olives for the green ones, raisins if you don't have prunes, dried herbs work as well as fresh and play around with the measurements. I rarely use measuring spoons - the palm of my hand works just fine!  This recipe is a variation on the one found in the Silver Skillet cookbook.