10 Hanukkah Chicken Recipes
If potato pancakes and jelly doughnuts are already on your Hanukkah menu this year, you might be wondering how else to round out the meal. Chicken is the perfect solution. It always goes well with potatoes and even apples (applesauce is a classic topping for potato latkes). These chicken dishes can star on your table for a company-worthy feast on the first night of Hanukkah, or a weeknight meal on the fourth or fifth night. Enjoy classics like Chicken Marsala or fried chicken, then try Israeli-style Za'atar Chicken Thighs or Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes. Happy Hanukkah!
The gorgeous glaze on this chicken is made with pomegranate juice that's reduced until syrupy. Pomegranates are actually named in the Torah and are used in Jewish dishes throughout the year.
Roasted Spatchcocked Chicken with Potatoes
By cutting out the backbone and roasting the chicken flat like a butterfly, all the chicken skin gets golden and crisp. Another bonus? The delicious chicken juices season the potatoes in the pan as they roast.
Crispy Fried Chicken
Keeping with the fried theme of Hanukkah, you can't go wrong with fried chicken. This version is a hands-down favorite. "Without a doubt her recipe is the best fried chicken I've ever prepared or eaten," says Barbara11035.
Chef John's Chicken and Olives
Since olives are used to make olive oil, they are a welcome addition to the Hanukkah table. Sharp, briny olives become buttery when sautéed with shallots. DiGiovine is a big fan: "This is a great meal to have when you want a dish that stands out from the rest."
Za'atar Chicken Thighs
Sweet and Spicy Stir Fry with Chicken and Broccoli
There's a long-standing American tradition of Jews going out for Chinese food on Christmas Day. This takeout-inspired stir-fry is a nod to that tradition (and really just a delicious, easy dinner).
Creamy Lemon Chicken Thighs
So classic, simple, and elegant, this chicken main is great for company or even just a stepped up weeknight dinner. Thyme and garlic flavor a white wine pan sauce that's finished with a splash of cream. "This will be my go to crowd pleaser from now on," says carolinacoop.
Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes
Lemon, herbs, garlic, and olive oil make roasted chicken and potatoes sing. It's a Greek classic that fits right into the Hanukkah story. Reviewers raved, "This is restaurant-quality. Absolutely delicious as is," says jenny davis.
Baked Chicken Schnitzel
While a fried version of this German favorite would definitely be on target for Hanukkah, this baked chicken schnitzel is also delicious (and a bit lighter). "Simple to make and delicious, just without the excess oil," says Karine Tsabari.
Chicken Marsala Over White Rice
Mushrooms and Marsala wine are a must in this classic dish. We suggest skipping the rice and serving this saucy chicken over crispy potato latkes instead.