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  Chicken with Apricots and Olives

1 medium fryer, trimmed of fat and extra skin and cut into quarters
2 Tbs Extra virgin olive oil
4 oz Green Greek olives
4 oz Kalamata olives
4 oz dried apricots, soaked in 1/4 cup of brandy and heated until soft
1 cup Kosher dry white wine
2 Tbs sherry wine vinegar
3 Tbs honey
16 cloves (or more) garlic, roasted slowly in olive oil until golden brown
1/2 onion, sliced thin and sauteed in olive oil until brown
1 quart rich chicken broth
1 sprig fresh rosemary, or 2 tsp dried
1 sprig fresh sage, or 2 tsp dried

Loosen the skin of the chicken breast and thighs and gently stuff half the soaked apricots between the skin and the meat. Brown the chicken pieces in the olive oil till golden, pour off the fat and pour in the white wine. Scrape the bottom of the pan to get all the browned bits into the simmering wine. Add the vinegar, honey and broth, stir well and simmer 5 minutes. Remove the breast pieces, add the garlic, onions, olives and herbs. Cover and cook 20 minutes till leg quarters are done, add back the breast pieces and simmer 5 minutes.

Yield: 4 Servings