At our Christmas dinner, Joan made Chicken Marbella from the Silver Palate cookbook, which was so good I begged her to let me take a photo and put it up on BB&B!. She agreed, and pointed out how easy it is to make for a dinner party because it can bake while you do everything else. My favorite kind of main dish :)
Her only modifications from the recipe are to use bone-in breasts or thighs with skin rather than a whole chicken, so that each person can just take one rather than having to carve at the table – a genius ease-of-dinner-party tip – and she doubles the olives and the prunes. The recipe link is below. Enjoy!