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Marinated chicken, dried figs, capers, olives and onions in a sweet, tangy sauce.

From a legendary old-country recipe comes Chicken Mirabella, a culinary adventure that combines dried fruit, olives and pearl onions in a unique flavor-forward sauce. It’s a culinary voyage that marries sweet and tangy tastes for a flavor that’s encantada. Simply delightful!

Serving suggestion:
Chicken Mirabella will please your palate all by itself, but it tastes great with a side serving of broad noodles.

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Simple steps to a fast, fresh dinner!

Just 15 minutes from package to table. Simply sear the meat, simmer the other ingredients and serve!

Prepare right on the stovetop
  • Thaw meat, vegetable and sauce packets overnight in refrigerator or in microwave (defrost setting), until food can be separated.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil or non-stick cooking spray in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Sear the meat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown on all sides, stirring occasionally.
  • Add contents of vegetable packet, stir to heat.
  • Add 1 cup water and contents of sauce packet.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes over medium-low heat until meat is thoroughly cooked, vegetables are hot and sauce has thickened.
  • Serve immediately.
Always cook all Bold Eats products before serving
This fanciful dish is adapted from a venerable and popular recipe first published in the Silver Palate Cookbook and called—not surprisingly—Chicken Marbella. I used to make this dish all the time at my first real restaurant job, using bone-in chicken that was marinated overnight then baked uncovered. As it baked, the juices and marinade thicken to form a rich, tasty sauce.

Along with its complementary blend of flavors, the Bold Eats version of Chicken Mirabella offers a wild combination of sweet and savory ingredients. Check it out: prunes, olives, capers, brown sugar, vinegar and herbs.

A taste and texture combo

If that sounds a little crazy, I don’t blame you. At first, it sounded strange to me, too. But once I tasted the dish, and once our patrons sampled it, everyone agreed that the ingredients in our Chicken Mirabella might be far-fetched, but the taste and texture was fabulous.

For example: We added dried figs to complement the dried plums (or prunes, as most of us call them) and to provide a different and hopefully intriguing variation of flavor and texture.

By the way, Mirabella is actually a city in the Andalusia region of Spain (in the state of Malaga). It is a wealthy, resort city justly famous for its fine cuisine. So in addition to the ingredients previously mentioned, we also included the traditional staples of Mirabella: olive oil, garlic, balsamic vinegar and onions.

These days, my family often refrigerates a batch of Bold Eats Chicken Mirabella to take with us on picnics. It’s a lot better tasting than “chicken in a bucket.” We hope you’ll agree!

—Curtis Smith, Certified Executive Chef and Culinary Consultant for Bold Eats