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Silan chiken

Chicken is a staple in most Israeli homes. The challenge is to find fun and tasty variations for those protein-rich poultry dishes. In Israel, many people use silan to give a sweet twist to their chicken. Much like honey, silan is a sweet syrup made from dates. Like high-quality honey, different kinds of silan have hints of distinct flavors. Israeli silan is made from locally cultivated dates, which are known for their complex flavors and abundance of minerals. Once you try making silan chicken, it will quickly turn into a go-to dish that everyone loves!
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cook time:
1 h
Chicken legs and/or thighs 8
Prunes ½ Cup
Raisins ½ Cup
Dried apricots ½ Cup
Kosher salt 1 Tsp
Black pepper ½ Tsp
Garlic, sliced 3 Cloves
Date honey (Silan) 1 Cup
Israeli Olive oil ¼ Cup
water Cup
Step 1
Place the dried fruit in a baking dish, then top with the chicken. Sprinkle the dish with salt and pepper and distribute the garlic.
Step 2
In a small mixing bowl, mix the silan, oil, and water. Rub the marinade onto the chicken, massaging well into the skin. Cover the entire dish with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator to marinate overnight.
Step 3
Preheat the oven to 350°F [180°C]. Remove the dish with chicken from the refrigerator. Remove the plastic wrap and place the dish in the oven. Bake the chicken uncovered for 30 minutes. Increase heat to 375°F [190°C] and bake for another 30 minutes, basting every 10 minutes or so. Serve hot and enjoy.