Sephardic Chicken Recipes For Passover


Sephardic Chicken is a delicious and traditional dish often enjoyed during Passover. This recipe combines tender chicken with aromatic spices and sweet dried fruits, creating a flavorful and comforting meal. The dish is easy to prepare and perfect for sharing with family and friends.

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 1 hour


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup pitted prunes
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chopped onion, minced garlic, ground cumin, ground cinnamon, ground paprika, ground turmeric, ground ginger, salt, black pepper, and olive oil. Mix well to create a marinade.
  3. Add the chicken thighs and drumsticks to the marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. In a large oven-safe skillet or Dutch oven, heat some olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the marinated chicken pieces and brown them on all sides, about 5 minutes per side.
  5. Once the chicken is browned, pour in the chicken broth and add the dried apric