Honey Sesame Glazed Chicken - Honey Recipe Link Up

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Honey-Sesame Glazed Chicken

Honey is the most universal symbol of Rosh Hashanah.  As everyone looks to wish one another a Sweet New Year.  We take that phrase for granted as we have heard it so many times over for so many years running but it is such a beautiful wish.  We use adjectives like good and great and wonderful to describe experiences, hopes and dreams but sweet is a quite beautiful word, for me, it conveys something more than the commonly used positive adjective, it conveys something warm, something homey.

Date and Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

Date and Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

I always say it doesn't have to be the Jewish New Year to give that cute little honey bear a squeeze -- our version of the Pillsbury dough boy.  I happen to love honey in my coffee, baked goods and chicken dishes.  In fact I have 3 favorites developed for Rosh Hashanah but used year round because we love them so Honey Chicken, Date and Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs and today's linkup recipe Honey-Sesame Glazed Chicken.  In fact for one of my first Shabbos' in Israel Honey Chicken made the menu.

The recipe I am sharing with you for the linkup is dressed up for the holidays by oven-roasting the chicken as a whole bird instead of the usual pieces.  Bringing a whole roasted chicken to the table immediately tells people this is a special occasion.  Place the bird on a simple serving platter surrounded by purple-red radicchio for full effect.  I personally like that slightly charred well done crispy skin.  Chicken and cheese (not together of course) I like well done and golden brown - breads and baked goods -- doughy things, I like doughy, meaning raw-ish.  Just another one of my quirks.

The Sesame-Honey Glaze is a simple mix of white wine, honey, olive oil, kosher salt and garlic.  Simple, slightly sweet, sticky and scrumptious in a snap.

Wishing you the sweetest of years and all good things.