Chicken Marbella for One

By February 16, 2024Chicken, Mains
Chicken Marbella for One is a tender chicken breast marinated in oil, red vinegar, garlic, prunes, olives, capers,bay leaves and dried oregano, Air fryed and served with cauliflower and fresh beans by

This recipe was adapted from “The Silver Palate”  cookbook that I purchased when holidaying in Canada. This chicken dish is a real winner.  What a fruity morsel, juicy and delicious. Enjoy!



Prep time

5 Minutes +

Marinating: 2 hours +

Cooking time

25-30 Minutes in Air Fryer

40-45 Minutes in Oven


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 8 pitted punes
  • 6 pitted green olives
  • 2 tablespoons capers 
  • 1 teaspoon caper water
  • Pinch dried oregano
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled, bruised and halved
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons white wine

Garnish *optional

  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped


  • Place the chicken breast, oil, vinegar, prunes, capers, bay leaves, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper, into a zip lock or bowl. Rub the liquid into the chicken then refrigerate for at least 2 hours to enable the flavours to soak into the flesh.
  • Preheat the Air Fryer 195ºc or oven 190ºc
  • Remove the chicken from the fridge and place into a small ovenproof dish
  • Pour the marinade evenly over the chicken 
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the chicken breast 
  • Drizzle the white wine around the chicken
  • Place the dish into the Air Fryer and cook for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.This will depend on the size of the chicken breast
  • If using the oven it will take longer to cook, use a thermometer to test the breast chicken should reach 75ºc

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