40 Minute Family Meal – Moroccan Chicken With Caper Berries, Apricots and Olives, Oh My

Okay, so this dish really takes 10 minutes, 24 hours before the main event and then 40 minutes to cook so excuse my taking liberties.

That said, this is a really tasty way of getting your Gastrokids to embrace garlic,olives, prunes and apricots all in one meal – we even throw some caper berries in for good measure.

Kudos for this recipe must go to my mum though my wife Jowa now has it down to a fine art. Our son Dylan will steal everyone else’s olives so watch out if you invite him around for supper!

What you need:

4 boneless breasts of chicken
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon of oregano, crushed
1/2 cup of red wine vinegar
1/2 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup of pitted prunes, quartered
1/2 cup of dried apricots
1/2 cup of green olives, pitted
1/2 cup of capers or caper berries
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of white wine

How you do it:

Place the chicken and all the ingredients except the sugar and white wine in a shallow but wide container. Cover and refrigerate……go to bed.

The next day, sprinkle the mixture with the sugar and add the white wine. Place in a pre-heated oven (350 degrees F) and bake for 40 minutes.

Serve with cous cous.

- Matthew

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One Response to 40 Minute Family Meal – Moroccan Chicken With Caper Berries, Apricots and Olives, Oh My

  1. Salbean says:

    This was a hit with my family last week, especially our picky 7 year-old who loved the ‘juicy chicken’. Our normally adventurous 9 year old was not a fan of the capers but had thirds anyway.

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