Hanukkah Dinner: Moroccan Braised Chicken

The festival of lights is upon us!  As we set up the candles, pull out the dreidel and start to count our chocolate gelt, many of us are also preparing for a traditional Hanukkah meal. For most, that means grating potatoes for latkes and maybe brining a great big brisket.  While I wouldn’t dare replace our precious potato pancakes, perhaps we can come up with a healthier option than brisket this year.

As a traditional Moroccan dish, this chicken combines the sweet warming properties of carrots and prunes with the anti-inflammatory immune-boosting benefits of cinnamon and ginger.  A throwback to our Sephardic ancestors, it’s a perfect seasonal dish and goes great alongside a potato pancake or two (or three!).  Try it this year and it’ll become an annual family favorite.  Best of all, no one will be wanting for brisket. Continue reading “Hanukkah Dinner: Moroccan Braised Chicken”

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December 2012