Chicken Mirabella – A Mediterranean Delight to Make Ahead and Freeze

A perenial favorite at our store.

Chicken Mirabella is both sweet and savory.

A delicate brown sugar crust and baked dried plums are blended with a bold marinade that includes red wine vinegar, capers, plenty of garlic and a splash of white wine.

It is beautifully garnished with olives!

It’s easy to freeze too. When you are ready to cook it, simply defrost and cook in the pan.


Chicken Mirabella
  • 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1½ pounds)
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano (dried)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons capers, with a little juice
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup dried plums, pits removed
  • 6-8 green olives, pits removed
  1. Combine the marinade ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a baking dish (or tin if you will be freezing the meal) and pour marinade over the top. Turn chicken to coat with marinade.
  3. Pour white wine around chicken.
  4. Sprinkle ¼ cup packed brown sugar over the top of the chicken.
  5. Top with ⅓ cup prunes.
  6. Garnish with olives.
  7. Follow cooking directions below to enjoy this entree now.
  8. To freeze the meal and enjoy later, cover with lid or aluminum foil, wrap in plastic wrap.
  9. Print and cut the cooking directions below. Tape to the outside of the storage container.
  1. Thaw in refrigerator for approx. 24-36 hours.
  2. Bake uncovered in oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 170 degrees.
  3. Spoon sauce over the top of chicken at least once during cooking and before serving.

Tips and Suggestions

  • An alternative storage method is to freeze the chicken and marinade in a ziplock bag. Add finishing ingredients after chicken is defrosted and ready to cook.
  • If you are not a fan of prunes, try figs or raisins.
  • Need smaller portions? Make half to eat now and freeze the rest for later.
  • This delicious allergy friendly (and diet friendly if you go light on the brown sugar!)


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