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Honey Sesame Glazed Chicken – Honey Recipe Link Up


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Honey is the most universal symbol of Rosh Hashanah.  As everyone looks to wish one another a Sweet New Year.  We take that phrase for granted as we have heard it so many times over for so many years running but it is such a beautiful wish.  We use adjectives like good and great and wonderful to describe experiences, hopes and dreams but sweet is a quite beautiful word, for me, it conveys something more than the commonly used positive adjective, it conveys something warm, something homey.

Date and Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

Date and Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

I always say it doesn’t have to be the Jewish New Year to give that cute little honey bear a squeeze — our version of the Pillsbury dough boy.  I happen to love honey in my coffee, baked goods and chicken dishes.  In fact I have 3 favorites developed for Rosh Hashanah but used year round because we love them so Honey Chicken, Date and Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs and today’s linkup recipe Honey-Sesame Glazed Chicken.  In fact for one of my first Shabbos’ in Israel Honey Chicken made the menu.

The recipe I am sharing with you for the linkup is dressed up for the holidays by oven-roasting the chicken as a whole bird instead of the usual pieces.  Bringing a whole roasted chicken to the table immediately tells people this is a special occasion.  Place the bird on a simple serving platter surrounded by purple-red radicchio for full effect.  I personally like that slightly charred well done crispy skin.  Chicken and cheese (not together of course) I like well done and golden brown – breads and baked goods — doughy things, I like doughy, meaning raw-ish.  Just another one of my quirks.

The Sesame-Honey Glaze is a simple mix of white wine, honey, olive oil, kosher salt and garlic.  Simple, slightly sweet, sticky and scrumptious in a snap.

Wishing you the sweetest of years and all good things.

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About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




3 Responses to Honey Sesame Glazed Chicken – Honey Recipe Link Up

  1. I use honey frequently as a basting ingredient for roasted chicken. Like the idea of the complementary flavor of sesame seeds with it — like the candies.

  2. I love a sweet roasted chicken. The sesame seeds would give it a nice touch too, to keep it a little nutty with the sweet. Will have to try this!

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