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Chicken Marbella with Green Peas

This Spanish sweet-tart sauce is easy to put together any time of year. Using affordable pantry staples such as brown sugar, olives, prunes, and chicken broth, this dish will give you loads of bang for your buck. This recipe was featured in our ‘Chicken - Fancy That!’ recipe booklet.
Serves: 4
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 min


4 bone-in, skinless chicken breasts
½ cup white wine, dry
½ cup chicken broth, low-sodium
½ cup prunes, dried
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup red wine vinegar
¼ cup green olives, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp oregano, dried
½ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
2 cups peas, frozen

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. Combine wine, broth, prunes, brown sugar, vinegar, olives, garlic, bay leaves, olive oil, oregano and black pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer gently, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

  3. Place chicken breasts in a large shallow baking dish. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Bake until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, 50-60 minutes. Turn half way through baking and baste with sauce. Scatter frozen green peas over the top during last 5 minutes of baking. Stir peas into sauce.

  4. Serve baked chicken with pan juices.

Helpful Tip

Marbella is a Mediterranean city in Andalusia, Spain. Serve this saucy chicken over oven roasted rosemary potatoes.

Nutrition Info

Per 450 g serving Amount
Protein66 g
Fat10 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Carbohydrate43 g
Fibre4 g
Sugar18 g
Cholesterol155 mg
Sodium460 mg
Per 450 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A20
Vitamin C35
Vitamin B698
Vitamin B1253