Roasted Chicken With Dried Fruit And Balsamic Vinegar
I still have leftover hamentashen filling. So this is a different version of the recipe I posted last week. This time, I thought that I would make roasted chicken and use the hamentashen filling as a glaze, with balsamic vinegar.
My husband felt that the vinegar made it too sour. So, it was his suggestion to spice it up with the red pepper flakes. It really made a difference!
1 chicken, cut up
Mom’s Chicken Spice Rub
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper, garlic, onion, paprika, ginger, mustard powder
Raisin-Date- Apricot Filling for Hamentashen
2 cups pitted dates (approximately)
1 box (15 oz.) sultana raisins
1 cup dried apricots (approximately)
1 lemon zested and juiced
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup water (approximately)
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional, but I thought it made it taste better)
I also added more cinnamon, garlic powder, pepper and red pepper flakes, to taste.
I did not measure the balsamic vinegar. Together with the water, I added enough to get the right consistency and taste.
This was an experiment. So, measurements are not exact.
Boil all ingredients in a pot until soft. For the hamentashen, the filling needs to be slightly thick, so it is important not to add too much water.
As a glaze for chicken, I added more liquid. This time I also added balsamic vinegar and additional spices.
Place chicken in large pan. Season chicken with Mom’s Spice Rub, and then add the hamentashen filling on top.
If possible, let marinate prior to cooking.
Preheat oven to 425*F.
Roast in oven for 1.5 hours, or until cooked, turning over for last 30 minutes.
I think that this could be made in a crockpot and pressure cooker, but the texture would be different.
In both cases, the chicken would need to be browned or skinned prior to cooking. For a liquid, I recommend at least 1/2 cup water or broth.
Cook on low until done or 7 minutes to pressure, quick release method.
Here are the pictures:
The final product:
It smelled great.
I will find out tonight how everyone else liked it.