Date and Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

This is a very simple and delicious recipe by celebrity kosher chef, Jamie Geller. Tried, tested and approved by Sherri Trains. My daughter commented it was “too sweet”…..Seriously!?! What kid complains that something is TOO SWEET!?! She ate every bite. Her comment may have been more about a tired five year old attempting to exert some power, and less about the recipe itself. If you find it’s too sweet for your palate, you could consider reducing the amount of honey and/or dates in the glaze. Check out Jamie’s site for other great options as well.

 
Date and Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

1 cup of apple juice

12 pitted dates TIP: if you don’t have a high end food processor (as I don’t) try soaking the dates in water for 10min and chopping before placing in your blender.

6 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped

4 tbsp of honey

4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp kosher salt

8 large chicken thighs

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish.

2. Prepare glaze: In a food processor (or blender), 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.

Enjoy!!

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