Dolores’s Brokenhearted Chicken

Dolores's Brokenhearted Chicken

Dolores makes such good chicken that it makes you hungry even if you’re heartbroken. Poor Dolores. She lived with a one-eyed guy who couldn’t make her happy. And she made chicken. Pretty damn good chicken let me tell you. It’s one of those recipes that is so simple and obvious, yet you never made it exactly that way before. For some reason, I get sad whenever I read her story

Dolores’s Brokenhearted Chicken

1 chicken, cut into pieces*
freshly ground black pepper
2 slices bacon, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
200 ml chicken stock
200 ml marsala wine
2 tablespoons roughly chopped parsley
2 tablespoons butter, cut into small cubes

*I used breasts, drumsticks and thighs and reserved the rest for chicken stock.

Season pieces of chicken with salt and pepper and then dredge in flour. Fry pieces of bacon in a pan until it releases fat and then transfer it onto a plate. Add olive oil to the pan and fry chicken until brown on both sides, about 10 minutes or so. Transfer to a plate.

Add garlic to the pan and fry until golden brown. Add stock and marsala and return chicken to the pan, skin side up, sprinkle with bacon and parsley and sprinkle with pieces of butter. I like to put some butter on top of the skin.

Transfer into a preheated oven, on 350°F/180°C and cook for about 40 minutes. Baste chicken with juices a couple of times during cooking.
The recipe is slightly adapted from Saveur magazine.

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  • Christina@A Soulful Twist February 13, 2014 1:18 am

    This looks so good yet so simple to make I love it!!! :)

  • Jean Lista May 30, 2014 7:25 pm

    I’m going to try it,sounds easy and looks terrific!’

  • Niniss July 13, 2014 2:07 pm

    I’m sure that it´s very délicious , and I’m going to try it, thank you for this recipe ;-)

  • Mallory October 20, 2014 4:21 pm

    I made this last night for my husband and another couple, and it was DELICIOUS! I realized at the last second I didn’t have any bacon, so I made just with olive oil and it was still so good! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Marija October 25, 2014 11:02 am

      Great! So happy you liked it :)

  • angie November 29, 2014 5:09 pm

    oh so tasty looks awesome

  • Maria December 6, 2014 8:38 pm

    I’m making this right now, and I was confused because it said “dredge in four” until I realized it meant “dredge in flour”. Just a heads up. Thanks for posting this recipe!

    • Marija January 23, 2015 3:05 am

      Maria, thank you! I have made the correction :) How did it turn out? Did you like it?

  • Dolores January 15, 2016 6:18 pm

    Well how can I not try it? I’m not broken hearted and my husband has sexy eyes and makes me very happy but I’m Dolores so… :)

    • Marija January 16, 2016 11:02 am


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