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Date & Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

Date and Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

Dates in Hebrew are tamarim, a play on the word yitamu, “[may our enemies be] destroyed.” Finished. Yesterday. And you don’t have to be a child to love Winnie-the-Pooh’s “hunny.” The ultimate symbol of sweetness, we consume honey as we pray for a “good sweet year.”

If you love sticky, tangy chicken you will love this easy, exotic chicken recipe. 

Related: 40 Ways to Cook Chicken

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  • 8 ServingsServings


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 12 pitted dates, coarsely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 4 tablespoon honey
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 large bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, about 3 pounds


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Prepare glaze: In a food processor, combine apple juice, dates, garlic, honey, olive oil, and salt. Pulse until fairly smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, combine chicken and glaze; toss to coat well.
  4. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until chicken reaches 175°F internal temperature.

Serve with Whole Wheat Stuffing with Leeks.