Passover is celebrated by members of the Jewish faith every year, commemorating the anniversary of their exodus from Egyptian slavery. This year, Passover spans from April 5th – April 13th, and this chicken tzimmes recipe would make a lovely addition to your celebratory feast! For those unfamiliar with the term, tzimmes is generally understood as Yiddish for “a big fuss” and is essentially a casserole that is both savory and sweet. A tzimmes can feature only vegetables or include meat and any combination of fruit, most notably prunes. This particular recipe features chicken, along with an array of fruits and vegetables to hit those savory and sweet notes. You’ll find many of the ingredients in our Weekly Sale from March 30th – April 5th, so it’s a great time to give this dish a try!
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place the chicken in a large oven-safe dish. Mix the potatoes, apples, carrots, and prunes together and place around the chicken. Combine the chicken stock, wine, zest, and juice of an orange, honey, sugar, cinnamon, and ginger. Pour over the chicken. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cover with aluminum foil and roast for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to rest for 10 minutes. To serve, dust each plate with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon and garnish with sliced oranges.