When you want a change of pace after serving beef brisket for the Passover seder, make roast chicken. These 8 recipes for this hearty dish are kosher for Passover and will look great center stage on your table, surrounded by fine wine, roasted vegetables, matzo dumpling soup, maybe some spring soup, and of course. , flourless chocolate cake. And once you’ve finished cooking and serving a whole chicken, use the leftover carcass and bones to make the broth for a matzo ball soup.
1. Roasted chicken with lemon cream, garlic and peppers
“Cream of lemon is usually used for sweet recipes, but why not think outside the box and take it somewhere salty?” This dinner makes the most of lemon curd, adding tangy richness to slabbed chicken thighs. The fresh rosemary is a natural pairing, and the chili makes up for it being too sweet,” writes Food52 resident Melina Hammer. Swap the bread to serve with cooked quinoa or matzo.
2. Barbara Kafka’s Easiest Roast Chicken
When you want a super simple, super classic roast chicken to serve for Passover, this is it. Recipe creator Barbara Kafka swears by roasting chicken at high heat for just one hour, which will ensure the skin stays nice and crispy, while the meat stays moist.
3. Slow roasted chicken with extra crispy skin
There is nothing worse than eating soggy chicken skin, but on the other hand, there is nothing better than eating crispy chicken skin. While Barbara Kafka prefers to roast a whole chicken in an hour (or less!), recipe developer Lindsay Maitland Hunt opts for a slower, slower method, then removes the skin and chip separately.
4. Honey Garlic Chicken
Entertaining for the holidays is stressful enough, but this “set and forget” slow cooker chicken recipe will help make one thing on your list that much more manageable.
5. Roast chicken with lemon and onion
This aromatic roast chicken preparation is obviously totally doable all year round, but recipe creator Bevi especially loves serving it for Passover — she recommends doubling the recipe to feed a crowd.
6. Moroccan braised chicken and olives
“This savory dish was inspired by two of my favorite Moroccan ingredients, olives and candied lemons. They combine beautifully in this dish to add a ton of flavor to the sauce. Plus, braising the chicken makes the meat wonderfully tender and juicy.” writes recipe developer Sonali (aka The Foodie Physician). Sonali recommends serving it with couscous, but for Passover you can easily swap cooked quinoa for a kosher side dish.
7. Cold Oven Roast Chicken by Shaheen Peerbhai and Jennie Levitt
If you’re not interested in having to cook and carve a whole roast chicken for Passover, stick to individual chicken thighs. They’ll cook faster, be simple to serve, and likely be tastier and more forgiving than a whole chicken (but shh, don’t tell the full-sized bird that).
8. Slow cooker roast chicken
This simple, high-paying chicken tastes like rotisserie chicken from your favorite grocery store. . . dare we say it’s better?