Saturday, October 05, 2019

Espana Chicken and a Caesar Chicken salad

I sure love chicken. I could probably eat chicken as my exclusive choice of meat/poultry for the rest of my life. Not that we have it every night, mind you, but we do enjoy a good chicken meal. It's so versatile.

A few weeks ago Beth Fish Reads featured the book The Forest Feast. Once I saw the Mediterranean theme and the gorgeous artwork in the book, I immediately thought about this Mediterranean cookbook on my shelf.


Here is Espana Chicken served with brothy rice and field peas.  I like the olives quite a bit but they can be too salty, depending on your taste and of course, how much do you like olives.


It's an easy baked meal, dumping the contents of the chicken and marinade into a casserole dish.


More chicken is a Caesar salad with crisp Romaine and grilled, sliced chicken breast.  That's a filling lunch and fairly healthy.  A bit of red onion and Parmesan cheese made a nice blend of flavors.


Chicken Espana


½ cup pitted California olives

¼ cup Extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
1 TB dried oregano leaves
3 cloves garlic minced
1 cut up chicken, about 3 pounds (I used wings and thighs)
¼ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup dry white wine
2 TB chopped parsley


Mix olives, oil, vinegar, oregano and garlic in a freezer bag. Put chicken in bag, seal and marinate 2 hours or overnight.

Arrange chicken and marinade in shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Pour wine into pan.

Bake at 350 F for one hour or until cooked, basting every 20 minutes or so. Sprinkle with parsley.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Baking time: 1 hour

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  1. Love the pages you photographed. What a fun font and illustration. We love chicken, we love Mediterranean, we love olives . . . yeah, making this recipe soon.

  2. My favorite meat is chicken! What is the name/author of this book, I'd like to look for a copy.

  3. Now that I switched to using chicken thighs I enjoy chicken a lot more. I have a Spanish chicken thigh recipe that is a favourite.

    But let's leave out olives in anything!

  4. You are so right about chicken being a fantastic food! I love it too. Looks like a good recipe.

    best... mae at

  5. I am a vegetarian so I won't comment on the chicken, but your salad recipe sounds amazing! Have a great weeks


  6. Chicken is my go to as well. Nice cooking. Cheers

  7. It looks like a fun cookbook and your chicken looks delicious as does that Chicken Caesar Salad. Thanks for sharing with Souper Sundays this week.

  8. We eat a lot of chicken here as well. It's just so easy and you can do just about anything with it. This looks delicious though you can have my share of the olives. The Caesar Salad looks like the perfect meal too!

  9. I like the idea of enriching a Caesar salad with slices of grilled chicken breast. And chicken baked with olives sounds enticing as well :)


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