Treasure Chest Chicken

By Mr. Food

Treasure Chest Chicken

Ingredients

Some recipes are just treasures, and none has been more popular around the Mr. Food Test Kitchen than this one for chicken. Aptly named Treasure Chest Chicken, it is a combo of unexpected flavors and textures that takes your taste buds to faraway lands.

Serves: 4

Chilling Time: 4 hr

Cooking Time: 55 min 

  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 (3- to 3-1/2-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces

 

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine all ingredients except chicken; mix well.
  2. Add chicken to bag, seal, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 4 hours or overnight, turning bag over occasionally.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place chicken skin-side up in a 9- x 13-inch baking dish.
  4. Bake uncovered 55 to 60 minutes or until no pink remains, basting occasionally with pan juices. Serve topped with pan juices.

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