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Recipe by Sina Mizrahi

Silan Chicken

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Meat Meat
Easy Easy
6 Servings
Allergens

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9 Hours, 30 Minutes
Diets

Our Rosh Hashanah table is traditionally graced with an abundance of simanim, from pomegranates to leeks, squash, and black-eyed peas, and many more. In my parents’ home, my mother even serves an actual head of a lamb. I always love incorporating the simanim into the meal, from the main dishes to the salads. Here’s a glimpse of what will be on our table. Silan, also called date honey, is one of my favorite sweeteners. It has a dark chestnut color and here it envelops the chicken in a glossy sauce that’s as delectable as it looks. Though you might imagine it would be overly sweet, the dish comes out nicely balanced, thanks to the garlic and shallots, and pairs well with brown rice, couscous, or quinoa.   Check out our complete collection of Rosh Hashanah recipes for mains, sides, soups, desserts, and more inspiration for the holiday. For more delicious main dishes perfect for your Rosh Hashanah menu, see our recipe roundup.

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 6-8 chicken legs and/or thighs

  • 1/2 cup prunes

  • 1/2 cup raisins

  • 1/2 cup apricots

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 2-3 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 3 shallots, diced

Marinade

  • 1/3 cup water

Directions

For the Chicken

1.

Place the dried fruit in a 9- x 13inch baking dish, then top with the chicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and distribute the garlic and shallots.

2.

In a small mixing bowl, mix the silan, oil, sugar, and water. Using gloved hands, rub the marinade onto the chicken, massaging well into the skin. Place in the refrigerator to marinate overnight.

3.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

4.

Bake the chicken uncovered for one hour. Increase heat to 375°F and bake for another 30 minutes, basting every 10 minutes or so. Serve hot.

Silan Chicken

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Baruch Weiss
Baruch Weiss
2 years ago

Can this marinate for one hour or does it have to really be overnight

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lisa stoch
lisa stoch
5 years ago

question Can you make this with a whole chicken cut into eighth?

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Cnooymow{shman
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Reply to  lisa stoch
5 years ago

Totally.

Devorah
Devorah
4 years ago

Amazing! This was amazing for Rosh Hashana night it felt so appropriate and was delicious. Very easy to make. The sauce was delicious but only reached the skin probably because I didn’t marinate it overnight so that’s important. I definitely plan on making again.