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Rosh Hashanah Chicken and Quince


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Rosh Hashanah Chicken and Quince

Since people are always looking for new chicken recipes and quince is a new fruit, we decided to put them together! The result was really fantastic: a sweet and flavorful chicken with caramelized quince that makes you wonder..." Hmmm... I don’t know exactly what it is, but I like it!"


  • Prep Time : 14 min
  • Cook Time : 1 hour
  • Ready Time : 1 hour, 14 min


4-6 Servings


  • 4 quince
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless, chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baharat or allspice if you cannot find it
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro chopped


Sprinkle quince with 1/2 tsp cinnamon until well coated
In a large deep skillet place quince and sugar cook in medium low for 5 minutes, add lemon juice and keep cooking for another 10 minutes until quince is caramelized, but still firm.
Put caramelized quince on a plate including all its liquid.
Season chicken on both sides with salt baharat and 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Using the same skillet, heat oil sear chicken on both sides about 5 minutes each side
Add quince with its juices, add orange juice and raisins.
Bring to a boil and simmer covered for 30-40 minutes until sauce concentrates.
Right before serving add fresh cilantro and almonds.


About May I have that recipe


Close your eyes for a second. Imagine a gigantic blender in front of you. Add a piece of Spain, a chunk of Lebanon, a splash of Israel and a hint of America. Turn it on. Blend until smooth and voila! What do you get? Identity crisis? Not quite… (ok, maybe a little bit). But mostly, you get us. Confused? Keep reading and you’ll understand.

We were born and raised in Barcelona, Spain and now live in a small town on the East Coast of the United States ( I know what you're thinking.... why??? we will go ahead and say it, we blame our husband for that one).  Our parents are Lebanese - Syrian Jews . Our mom cooked the best, most flavorful, comforting home cooked meals you could ever imagine. Moving away from that, now that was a challenge.

So we decided to bring a piece of it here with us and shareit with everyone.  After all, what better way to make new friends and share our culture that through food.  Which brings us to how we started our blog May I Have That Recipe?  from our passion for food, our love for people and our need to share both. 

The ingredients, the flavors and the stories behind our recipes might change, but we can guarantee one thing: like our friends, you won't leave our home without asking: May I Have That Recipe? 


Vicky and Ruth



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