A wonderful recipe for a dinner party. The combination of red wine vinegar, thyme, dried plums, olives and capers creates a savory sweet and sour sauce for tender braised chicken.
Mix 1/4 cup of the oil, vinegar, garlic, thyme, sea salt and pepper in small bowl. Place chicken in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add marinade; turn to coat well
Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight for best flavor. Remove chicken from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade
Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is browned. Add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits in bottom of skillet. Add chicken stock, dried plums, olives, capers and bay leaves; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through
Place chicken on serving platter. Keep warm. Discard bay leaves. Simmer sauce 10 to 15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Spoon sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving