Chicken recipe with prunes

Chicken with plums is a typical recipe of Catalan gastronomy. For its part, this meat pleases most people and the combination with plums gives the dish a particular sweet touch.

Likewise, chicken with prunes has a thick consistency, so you can accompany the preparation with rice, vegetables, quinoa or beans. If you want to learn how to do it, this article is for you.

Chicken recipe with plums

This recipe is a healthy option, since chicken meat is one of the leanest. According to the Spanish Nutrition Foundation, chicken provides proteins of high biological value, given its content of essential amino acids, as well as unsaturated fatty acids, phosphorus, niacin, and vitamin B6.

For its part, plum is an ingredient that provides various nutrients, among which antioxidants stand out, such as phenolic compounds, folic acid and vitamin C. In conjunction with other nutritional substances, they are essential for the normal functioning of the body, such as and as different scientific studies point out.

Chicken is a lean meat that can be used in healthy recipes.


  • 1 kilogram of chicken thigh.
  • 150 grams of prunes.
  • 1 onion.
  • 5 tablespoons of all-purpose flour.
  • 1 glass of sweet white wine.
  • Salt to taste.
  • 3 bay leaves.
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • 1/2 glass of water or chicken broth.

Step by Step

  • To prepare this dish, the first thing you should do is wash the chicken and remove the skin.
  • Then, add salt and pepper and reserve a few minutes while you bring the pan to low heat. Now add 1 tablespoon of olive oil in it.
  • While it is taking temperature, in a deep plate place the 5 tablespoons of flour and begin to flour the chicken. After this, take it to the pan and let it seal on both sides. This step will give the meat a crisp touch.
  • Once you notice that the chicken is ready, remove it from the heat and reserve it in a container. It is important not to overcook it because it will be dry.
  • Then peel and wash the onions. Cut them into julienne strips and let them cook in the same oil until golden brown.
  • Next, add the bay leaves and add the chicken again.
  • Add the glass of sweet white wine, which will add a special touch to the dish.
  • Let all the alcohol evaporate for approximately 5 minutes and then add the water or chicken broth.
  • While you wait, wash the plums, cut them in half and add them to the rest of the ingredients. After 10 minutes they will be hydrated.
  • Stir every so often, turn off the heat and serve.

Chicken recipe with plums and apple

In addition to the previous recipe, you can make other variants by combining fruits. Green apple and raisins, for example, are an excellent choice. for lovers of sweet and sour dishes. Added to this, according to studies, these foods are useful to prevent constipation because they provide a remarkable content of dietary fiber.

This dish can be made in the oven or in the pan. Write down the ingredients and the step by step to achieve the recipe.


  • 4 chicken thighs.
  • 1 large onion.
  • 2 potatoes.
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • 2 green apples.
  • 150 milliliters of rum.
  • 300 milliliters of white wine.
  • 150 grams of prunes.
  • 75 grams of raisins.
  • 50 grams of butter.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Pepper, thyme and basil to taste to season.

The addition of green apple is a delicious option for lovers of sweet and sour.

Step by Step

  • First, turn the oven to 180 degrees Celsius to preheat.
  • Peel the onion and cut it into julienne strips. Then follow the same process with the potatoes, but this time cut into thin slices and finally cut the apples.
  • In a square dish that is about 5 centimeters high, spread the olive oil and evenly arrange the ingredients that you have just cut. If you want, you can mix them before arranging them in the source.
  • Next, wash the chicken thighs, place them in a bowl and season with pepper, salt, thyme and basil. Let it sit for 15 minutes to take flavor.
  • Take them to the source on top of the other ingredients and add the diced butter on top.
  • Lastly, add the rum and wine.
  • Put the tray in the oven and wait about 2 hours for them to cook well. Halfway through this process, turn the thighs so that they brown on the other side and check that the other ingredients do not stick to the source or are overcooked. At this time add the raisins and plum.
  • When you notice that the meat is already cooked, remove the tray from the heat.
  • Finally, if you want to achieve a consistency similar to a puree, scoop out some plums, raisins, onions, apples and mash in a food processor.
  • Serve on a plate and enjoy. Remember that you can accompany this recipe with beans or pasta.

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Make these versions of chicken with plum at home

Chicken is a food that combines well in different recipes and that also pleases almost everyone. If you combine it with plums you will achieve a special flavor.

Keep in mind that these recipes have a sweet taste, but this can change depending on what you add. There are only 2 options for making plum chicken here, but there are others that may suit your style more. Go ahead and do some of them at home.