This is the chicken dish I make every year for Rosh Hashanah, the jewish new year but of course it's delicious for anytime of the year. It is traditional to cook with honey for Rosh Hashanah because it is sweet and symbolizes that we should all have a sweet new year. This recipe combines honey and dried fruit and is always a crowd pleaser.
1 3 1/2 to 4 lb chicken cut in 8ths
2 carrots, peeled and sliced into discs
1 onion, sliced
1/2 C golden raisins
1/2 C pitted prunes
1/3 C dried apricots
1/4 C dried currants
1/3 C oil
1 C honey
Preheat oven to 4oo degrees.
Place chicken pieces in roasting pan.
Combine carrots, onion, golden raisins, prunes, apricots, currants, and oil in a large bowl. Spoon mixture evenly around and over chicken.
Pour honey over chicken and vegetable/fruit mixture, lightly coating chicken pieces.
Bake for 30 minutes, baste, and reduce heat to 350 degrees. Bake for 1 hour, basting occasionally, or until chicken, vegetables, and fruit are tender and golden brown.
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