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It was quite good. I used boneless skinless chicken and would not use that again as I think the bones and skin would impart more flavor. I also used both green Spanish olives and Kalamata olives (good move). I have an adversion to cooked raisins, but the red grapes I substituted worked great! Definitely putting this in the rotation. I may even try it in the Instant Pot.
Great dish! My husband loved it, despite looking suspiciously at the green olives. The olives definitely make the dish. I also used chicken thighs. Thanks for sharing!
In the 2nd paragraph, you say, add red wine and brown sugar. In the recipe, it calls for white wine.
Hi Charlie, good catch! I meant to say white wine. It’s been corrected. Thank you!
Would this dish be okay for stage 2 diabetic.
Good question Doreen! I don’t know.
Hi. I have Diabetes 2. I am trying this recipe tonight for supper. Will let you know at my blog Jim’s Trek the status change of my FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) tomorrow. Jim
I don’t know how Jim went, but if your sugar is a little on the high side I would half the oil, skip the raisins and sugar. If it needs sugar, add half the amount. Or use coconut sugar. It’s is a little kinder to diabetics. The oil is the real culprit in this recipe.
If your sugar is in hand, just cut the oil in half, which is what I am going to do.
I made this recipe today. It was very good and reminded me of the food we ate on Spain. I especially loved the raisons with the chicken & olives. And your Spanish rice recipe was good too.
I loved this recipe! I made it a couple of months ago, and am about to make it again this weekend. It’s definitely part of my regular meal rotation!
Just had this with Spanish rice, but with honey as I didn’t have brown sugar, and it was utterly glorious. I’ll be making this many, many more times, I’m certain. Thanks, Elise.
Made this exactly as written. Our entire family loved it. Served with brown rice.
I made this chicken for dinner tonight. It was delicious. Instead of golden raisins I used craisins because that is what I had. I marinated it first thing this morning, turning it periodically. I did not use 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar, just a light sprinkling. Easy & different!
I’m so glad you liked it Gail!
Can you use green olives with pimentos in them? That’s all I have on hand. Thanks!
You might try pulling the pimentos out. Or leaving them in. Let us know how it works for you with the pimento olives!
i cant use wine in cooking so kindly advise what will be a delicious substitute?
You could use chicken stock and add a touch of lemon juice.
Elise, do you think this could be made easily in a Dutch oven/Le Creuset on the stove top? I’m thinking it would work well. (I have a stove but not an oven).
If I were to use a stovetop instead of an oven for this recipe, I would brown the chicken pieces first, and then to cook, I would place them skin side up, and cover.
I made this recipe a couple of weeks ago and I loved how it turned out. I wrote up a post on it, sharing your recipe with others. Thought you might be interested to see it.
Thanks for the recipe and looking forward to trying more of your recipes!
Hi Jenni, I love your photos! So glad you made, and liked, the recipe. :-)
can i substitute the white wine with red wine instead?
Try it and see if you like it! It will change the taste, and the color a bit, but it should still be good.
I’m a pretty new cook, and this recipe turned out great! Thanks for posting something so delicious that a beginner could make!
The raisins and the olives together with the chicken remind me of a Morrocan tajine. A lot of Spanish food is heavily influenced by Moorish cuisene due to Spanish history. The mix of sweet, salty, and savory has definately caught my attention and I am definately am going to give this a go tonight for my fiance’s and my romantic dinner.
It looks delicious, I usually cook chicken in a similar way but I’ll try yours! http://olletadelaplana.blogspot.com.es/2013/08/pollo-tinto.html
For the person that didn’t want to buy a whole bottle of wine for this recipe….you can buy 1 cup sample size wine at the front of the liquor store here in Canada, so I’m sure you must have that too. Ours is about $5
My chicken is marinating right now and I can hardly wait to try this!
I made this last night and what a hit! Both of my boys loved it and that never happens. I have put this front and center in my recipe box.
Yum! I made this in the oven, not the slow cooker as I intended, for a small dinner party. It was great. We all enjoyed sopping up the sauce with crusty bread. I will try it again with some of the suggestions from other posters and in the slow cooker because I often need the convenience of a meal that cooks itself. I served it with rice and a Hungarian cucumber salad that contrasted with the slight sweetness of the chicken. Thanks for the great recipe. I’m adding it to my box.