Roast chicken with dates, olives and capers: The Silver Palate, by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins, is one of the best cookbooks I know and a classic of the 1980s, listing recipes from the first modern quality take-out food shop in New York. Many of the dishes in the book have become legendary. One of them, Chicken Marbella, is the inspiration for this recipe. The chicken needs marinading for at least a day, preferably two, to soften and flavour properly; I wouldn’t cut corners here.
This chicken pie is easy to make and still feels like a proper pie - even though it's lower in calories. Serve with steamed veg, it's so filling you don't need anything else. For this recipe you will need two individual pie dishes (about 400ml/14fl oz). Each serving provides 344kcal, 41g protein, 12g carbohydrate (of which 8g sugars), 14g fat (of which 6g saturates), 3g fibre and 1.5g salt.