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!
Tzimmes is a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish sweet stew typically made from carrots and dried fruits such as prunes and apricots, which is often combined with other root vegetables. The name may come from the Yiddish words tzim (for) and esn (eating), but another interpretation comes from the fact that “To make a big tzimmes over something” is a Yinglish expression that means to make a big fuss; perhaps because of all the slicing, mixing, and stirring that go into the preparation of the dish! Despite the peeling, slicing, and stirring, we think you’ll find thisTzimmes to be well worth the time and effort. You’ll find local, organic Elmer Farm carrots and bulk dried apricots in our Weekly Sale from November 26th – December 1st, just in time to whip up a batch for your Hanukkah feast!
This hearty dish is a play on tsimmes, a traditional Jewish casserole. The bold flavors of North Africa and the Middle East are on display in this dish and braising the meat in red wine yields a tender cut of meat without a lot of work. You’ll find many of the ingredients in our Passover-themed weekly sale from March 25th – 31st, making this a budget-friendly meal the whole family will love.