Recipe by Brynie Greisman

Succulent Yom Tov Chicken

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Meat Meat
Medium Medium
8 Servings

No Allergens specified

This is the most flavorful, juicy chicken you’ve ever tasted. Caramelizing the onions and then blending them adds depth to the sauce, enriches the flavor of the chicken, and takes it to the next level. Spoon the sauce over rice, potatoes, bulgur, or quinoa — any accompanying side dish. Try this sauce on your roast, too!


Main ingredients

  • 8 chicken bottoms, or 2 whole chickens cut into eighths

  • 3 tablespoons oil

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 3–4 cloves garlic, chopped or 3-4 cubes Gefen Frozen Garlic

  • 1/4 cup Gefen Honey

Wine Pairing

Vitkin Grenache Blanc 2017


Prepare the Chicken


Place chicken pieces in a large roasting pan. Keep in fridge until ready to roast.


Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add onions and sauté over low heat for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. (The key here is low and slow, to achieve that sautéed yet sweet taste.) Fifteen minutes before it finishes sautéing, preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Add the garlic, and continue sautéing for two to three minutes. Add honey, raise heat to high, and mix together for one minute. Remove from heat and add the salt and pepper.


Cool slightly, then blend with an immersion blender or in the food processor. Pour into a medium-sized bowl. Add the chili sauce and silan, then mix together well.


Spoon mixture over chicken, taking care to smother the pieces totally in sauce. Cover and bake for two hours. Lower temperature to 300°F (150°C) and uncover roasting pan. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.


Food and Prop Styling by Renee Muller Photography by Moshe Wulliger

Succulent Yom Tov Chicken

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Aviva Belsky
Aviva Belsky
2 years ago

Substitute Would the Frozen sautéed onion cubes be a good substitute for this recipe? If yes, how many cubes?

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Tova Berko
Tova Berko
1 year ago

Absolutely yumm!!

Aviva Belsky
Aviva Belsky
2 years ago

Would the frozen sautéed onion cubes be a good substitute in this sauce? If yes, how many cubes?