Weary Travelers Chicken Marbella
I wanted to make something special for the return of my weary traveler. After working hard putting on and attending an event, and a long day of traveling, the stress of my frantic call form the ER/bicycle crash, I wanted to make my dear friend a good meal to come home to. had bought the ingredients to make Chicken Marbella the previous week, as I was going to make it in addition to the bagels on Yom Kippur. The bagels were enough that day, and so I put those plans on hold for a bit.
This was a fun dish to make. It was easy, and combines a sauce made on the stovetop finished off in the oven with the chicken. I enjoy recipes that finish in the oven because it gives you time to clean up a bit and make salad. I adapted this version of Chicken Marbella from Simply Recipes (a fantastic blog). The changes I made were: using chicken breasts which I had brined for several hours in advance, added some lemon, did not use white wine, added some bouillon, used less brown sugar/added a touch of honey instead.
The result was delicious, though I think the bouillon was a mistake because it was a bit too salty. The olives were plenty of salt added, so I would not make that mistake twice.