We’re all familiar with the most classic, Jewish comfort food served at Shabbat dinners around the world, also known as Jewish penicillin- chicken. My mother tends to rotate between the same two kinds of chicken every week, and I have to admit, as much as I love my mom and her amazing cooking skills, sometimes it gets a bit boring. This is why I decided to put a list of delicious, Israeli chicken recipes together. If you feel the same, this is your chance to dream big! Check out these five mouth-watering recipes. Pass the best ones on to your mom or your bubbie or try them yourself! Your Jewish mother will “kvell” over your hidden talent.
Israeli Roast Chicken
Often, oven roasted chicken turns out very heavy, and sometimes even dry. After eating it, you feel like you had a meal for three and all you want to do is go to sleep! This recipe is a light, refreshing change to the norm.
It will only take 15 minutes of your precious time to prepare and once it’s all spiced up, it only needs 45 minutes in the oven, and voila – you made the most delicious, crispy Israeli Roast Chicken.
Chicken Puttanesca with Israeli Couscous
Very low in carbs, and high in protein, this recipe will almost make you feel like you are sitting at a Shabbat dinner in Israel. With deliciously filling pearl couscous, spicy red pepper flakes, flavourful olives, and thinly cut chicken fingers, this Israeli style chicken dish comes perfectly together.
If you have ever made Schnitzel, you know it’s always a party pleaser! They are quick and easy to make. Here we have a Schnitzel recipe with an Israeli twist. Instead of plain breadcrumbs, the Israeli version calls for additional ingredients such as sesame seeds, dried parsley, and more. Just chop up an Israeli salad, and make some fries to go with it, and you have created the perfect Israeli meal.
Israeli Chicken Sofrito
Chicken, potato, sweet potato, and onion – sounds like the perfect combination to me! This hearty, Sephardic-Israeli stew is the perfect dish for a cold Friday night. This stew does take some time to prepare but is totally worth it. Find a time that isn’t too stressful- it would be a shame not to get the full deliciousness out of a mouth-watering dish like this, only because you didn’t have enough time to let it stew!
Grilled Chicken Shawarma
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “classic Israeli food”? Shawarma? Then you have to take a look at this flavourful Shawarma recipe – quick and easy, low in calories, and an absolute crowd favourite! Who would have known that you can make authentic Shawarma in your own kitchen?