Chicken Marbella for Dutch Ovens

Chicken Marbella for Dutch Ovens

A little bit sweet, a little bit tangy, a whole lot of delicious all in the one pot. This free-range Chicken Marbella dish is not difficult to prepare and your Biroix Dutch Oven is perfect for it. Let’s tuck in shall we?

We love the free-range chicken at Bostock Brothers. They are organic, certified and have very happy chooks!


Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Serves: 4-6

What you need

  • 6 free-range chicken thighs (with bone in and skin on)
  • 6 free-range chicken drumsticks (with skin on)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (peeled and crushed)
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh, chopped oregano
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup of prunes
  • 1 cup of green olives
  • ¾ cup of brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of capers (with brine)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Optional Garnish
  • 2 teaspoons of chopped parsley


How to cook

  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together except the parsley. Season with salt and pepper and leave to marinate overnight (or a minimum of 20 minutes if you’re in more of a hurry!).
  • Heat oven to 180°C. Transfer the marinated ingredients into your Biroix Dutch Oven and bake for 50 minutes until chicken is golden. Baste every 10-15 minutes, turning the chicken if needed.
  • Serve straight out of the Dutch Oven. Garnish if you wish.
  • Served best with rice or potatoes. And mind your teeth on any stones in the olives and prunes!