12 Hen Recipes for Shabbat Dinner


Picture this: a beautiful challah, a steaming bowl of matzo ball soup and chicken just coming out of the oven. Make that homemade Shabbat meal (whatever works for you!) A reality with one of these cozy chicken dishes. Do you already have a favorite recipe? Let us know in the comments!

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Think of this as our new favorite chef hack. Crispy chicken and tasty veggie variations make this a stew.

Roasted chicken, chickpeas and kale_Rachel Vanni: Tasting Table

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Smoked paprika, fresh herbs and lemon add even more flavor to this quick, healthy and protein-rich sheet pan.

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The Caribbean jerk spice combines warm flavors like cinnamon and cloves with heat (cayenne pepper and red pepper), flavors (onion and garlic powder) and dried herbs. But don’t worry, you can find this distinctive blend of spices in stores! This tasty dish is both a starter and a side dish in one.

Oven-fried-crispy-cornflake-chicken-1_Tori Avey

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There is hardly any oil or oily skin in this recipe. Ginger ale also adds that certain something. Gluten-free variant included!

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Olives and capers balance the sweetness of delicious grapes. Serve this dish with couscous for a filling meal.

Chicken with blackberry_gloria kobrin

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This recipe, described as “a delicious finger-licking dinner,” is unique and fun. Do you have a vegetarian at your table? The recipe works for tofu too!


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This spicy chicken is served over zoodles (zucchini noodles)!

Chicken Meatballs_wjwe

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Meatballs but with chicken! These are great as a starter or eat as many as you want for a full meal.

Mushroom Artichoke Chicken_a naughty kitchen

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This consists of slightly crusted chicken with artichokes and mushrooms in a white wine and lemon sauce. Serve over mashed potatoes, rice, or your favorite starch to soak up the decadent juices.

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Ginger, turmeric, and lemon add depth to this simple and filling dish.

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Think chicken pot pie, but with tater tots instead of pie batter. Do we have your attention? (Note: this dish is not kosher.)

Chicken Paprikah_paula shoyer

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This Hungarian recipe comes from Paula Shoyer’s latest attempt, “The Instant Pot Kosher Cookbook”. A cashew “cream” makes this dish decadent. Serve over farfalle or potatoes. (Learn more about her cookbook here.)

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