The holidays make me feel like I am in a wind tunnel.  They sneak up on me every year, no matter how I promise myself it won’t happen again.  I never feel like we have enough time to really enjoy them, instead, it is going through the motions.  Now, I find myself staring at the calendar as I flip to December, wondering how I am going to get everything done. Instead of worrying about it now, I am going to cook and nourish my soul with this delicious Chicken Marabella recipe.


I do know, that having a couple of meals planned out in advance seems to help.  I am a big fan of one-pot meals, during moments when I feel like life is taking whirling by, and no better time than the holidays.  Right?  This is only one of many one-pot meals I love, and it is a favorite.  My friend, Evelyn, introduced this to me, early in our relationship.  When I first saw it, I thought she was losing her mind.  I mean, prunes with chicken?!  Then I tried it.  I was sold.  I have changed around the recipe over time.  Now I add rosemary as well as fresh Meyer Lemons.  Otherwise, it is the same comfortable meal, that I had for the first time 10 years ago.


This recipe is filled with flavors from zesty lemons, all the way down to gooey, sweet prunes.  In my opinion, there is nothing like the slow-braised chicken fat, mixed with lemon, rosemary, prunes, and a little sugar;   yum!  I am sure if you put this on the table, even the pickiest of your eaters will love it!

Recipe:  Chicken Marabella 



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