Slow-Cooked Chicken Marbella

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours


6 servings

Updated: Mar. 07, 2023
This recipe is sweet, briny, savory and herbal, and it packs a big punch of garlic. The Mediterranean flavors make me think of dinner on the patio with family or friends. — Beth Jacobson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Slow-Cooked Chicken Marbella Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup pitted green olives, divided
  • 1 cup pitted dried plums (prunes), divided
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 pounds), skin removed
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon white wine
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Hot cooked couscous


  1. Place 1/2 cup olives, 1/2 cup dried plums, oregano, brown sugar, capers, oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor; process until smooth. Transfer mixture to a 4-qt. slow cooker. Place chicken in slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.
  2. Chop remaining olives and dried plums. Remove chicken from slow cooker; keep warm. Stir chicken broth, parsley, wine, lemon juice and remaining olives and plums into olive mixture. Serve with chicken and couscous.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 372 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 845mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.