"Tzimmes" Chicken with Apricots, Prunes, and Carrots
  • prep: 40 min
  • cook: 1 hr 40 min
  • total: 2 hr 20 min
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  • Summary

    This holiday-ready dinner has all the flavors of tzimmes, the traditional Jewish sweet side dish made with stewed dried fruits and honey. Roasted on baking sheets with colorful young carrots, this recipe feeds a crowd with minimal effort, giving you plenty of time for stress-free hosting.

    Ingredients

    • 2 whole chickens (about 4 pounds), broken down into 8 pieces, wings and backbones reserved for another use
    • 4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
    • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 2 pounds carrots, preferably young carrots with greens attached, halved lengthwise or quartered if large
    • 1 large red onion, cut into 1/2" wedges
    • 12 garlic cloves, peeled
    • 8 ounces dried apricots (about 1 1/2 cups)
    • 8 ounces dried prunes (about 1 1/2 cups)
    • 20 sprigs thyme
    • 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
    • Parsley leaves with tender stems (optional, for serving)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 299 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 19 g 29.04%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 17.09%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 25 mg 8.33%
    • Sodium: 1238 mg 51.56%
    • Calcium: 79 mg 7.93%
    • Potassium: 435 mg 12.44%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 11.24%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 19 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 16.07%
    • Sugar: 10 g
    • Protein: 6 g
    • Alcohol: 5 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 383.7%
    • Vitamin C 16.94%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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