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Apr 19, 2011 03:14 PM

What side dish to go with chicken marbella?

I recently had this dish at my cousin's house and loved it. I want to make it this week but I don't know what side to go with it. Any ideas?

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  1. Cous cous or Isreali cous cous would be lovely.
    Rice of any kind.

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    1. re: monavano

      Couscous, rice, mashed or steamed potato are all good vehicles for the sauce. But since CM is sweet, I like a slightly bitter vegetable accompaniment like broccolini, spinach, or chard.

      1. re: todao

        Hmmm,, I'm leaning towards the roasted potatoes and sauteed kale. The potatoes could go in the oven with the marbella and that would only leave me the kale to saute. Thanks everyone for the ideas!

      2. I had it this weekend with noodles, asparagus, and a big salad. Love that recipe!

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        1. re: Chocolatechipkt

          I do too, but I always cut WAY back on the brown sugar. I had it recently using the full amount and thought it was, well, yucky! I like sweet mains, but the prunes provide plenty for me.

          1. re: magiesmom

            Oh yeah ... we also cut back on the sugar -- there's plenty of sweetness going on w/o a cup of brown sugar, too.

        2. Whick Chicken Marbella recipe are you using? Silver Palate or other?

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          1. re: herby

            Oh, I used the silver palate recipe. I ended up keeping it simple and just did rice pilaf and broccoli.