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Honey Glazed Chicken with Lemon and Olives

Honey Glazed Chicken with Lemons and Olives
Chicken is always something I can rely on to satisfy. This honey glazed version with lemons and olives is simple to make and pleases everyone.

Honey Glazed Chicken with Lemons and Olives

This is an updated post from 2015.

This honey glazed chicken cooked with lemons, olives and onions  is browned on the stove and finished in the oven. A luscious sauce of white wine with the essence of onions and lemons, and the saltiness of olives, makes it a perfect compliment to the honey glazed chicken.

I pulled this recipe from Joan Nathan’s cookbook, “Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous.” This cookbook is her journey about searching for Jewish recipes in France. What a journey it was! I’m sure I would have gained at least 10 lbs!

I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the lookout for a good chicken recipe. As the weather becomes cooler, my cooking has increasingly moved inside. I will miss the aroma of grilling, but filling the house with warm, comforting bouquets has its appeal.

Honey Glazed Chicken with Lemons and Olives

Fall has always meant Friday night dinners, signaling the end of the week and the beginning of Shabbat. Yes, it is Shabbat even during the summer and of course all year round; it comes every Friday night! Somehow summer always finds me lazier and I neglect my duties, when it comes to welcoming the Sabbath bride.

Fall puts things back into perspective and reminds me to light the candles and get a challah, have some wine, and find some new, good, chicken recipes!

Manservant has been working nonstop and when he finds time to eat, I like to give him something nourishing and comforting. 

Honey Glazed Chicken with Lemons and Olives

Honey Glazed Chicken with lemon and olives is filled with flavor and perfect for a family meal. Glazed with a bit of honey and the zest of lemon, this is on regular rotation at our house. 

I served this chicken with baked sweet potatoes and some roasted Brussels sprouts. Yes, this may not beat barbeque, but it sure makes one linger slowly over the dinner table which is always a good sign to me that the dish was a hit!

Our day in the mountains was glorious also. It allowed us to regenerate and fill our senses with something other than work. It may sound silly but being in God’s glory always rejuvenates me.

Rosh Hashanah began with photos via Whats App, from Alex. He attended services at the Ohel Moshe synagogue in Shanghai.

Ohel Moshe Synagogue

Ohel Moshe Synagogue

This was the first time since WW2, that the synagogue has been used for Jewish services. It is not commonly known that Shanghai accepted over 30,000 Jews during WW2. When Japan invaded China in 1943, the Jews were held in the Shanghai Ghetto. There were only two places in the world that did not close their borders to Jews; Shanghai and the Dominican Republic.

It then continued with photos from Zoe. She went to the oldest synagogue in Philly which even at 140 years old, is quite beautiful.

Oldest synagogue in Philly

Synagogue in Philly

And then Manservant sent a photo out. He replied to Zoe, “Cool Zoe. But our place is older…just saying. ” Ahh. The beauty of What’s App!

Camp Shwayder

Ed and Abbe

And so it is-our new year. May it bless us all with health and happiness. And of course, peace for all and for allowing us all to reach this season. Happy New Year! Now go eat chicken!

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Honey Glazed Chicken with Lemons and Olives

Honey Glazed Chicken with Lemon and Olives

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 40 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 Minutes
  • Total Time: 65 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 -6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Description

This honey glazed chicken with lemons and olives is a simple and tasty way to serve chicken.


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Ingredients

2 T olive oil
1 large onion, cut and peeled in rings
1 4.5 lb chicken, cut into 10 pieces
Salt, pepper, paprika
1/2 c of honey
2 c white wine
1 jar of preserved lemons from Trader Joe’s or just use 2 whole lemons, sliced
1/2 c of black pitted Nicoise olives
1 handful of chopped cilantro or parsley


Instructions

Preheat oven to 375. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium high heat and fry the onions until golden. Cover these and  steam and cook faster but turn down to medium.  Remove from Dutch oven and set aside.

Season the chicken with salt, pepper and paprika. Brown in the Dutch oven. Set aside.

Place onions back in a 13 x 9 roasting pan and place chicken, skin side up, on top of onions. Now smear some honey on top of each piece of chicken. Pour the wine and remaining honey into the Dutch oven and bring to a boil. Reduce by half. Scatter the lemon slices and olives around the chicken.

Bake uncovered about 40 minutes, or until the chicken pieces are cooked through. Sprinkle with cilantro or parsley before serving. I also garnished this with some fresh lemon slices!


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  • Karen (Back Road Journal)
    April 14, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Sweet, salty, tangy with lemon…your chicken recipe has everything going for it.

  • Balvinder
    April 9, 2020 at 7:14 am

    This chicken looks totally amazing Abbe! The pictures are gorgeous, thanks for sharing it again.

  • Jeff the Chef
    April 5, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Honey, lemon, and olives: what a great combination. Your chicken dish looks divine.

  • Healthy World Cuisine
    April 3, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Would love a delicious bowl of glazed chicken, olives and lemons. Briny and delicious flavors. We actually have everything to make this I think too. Win Win!

  • Chef Mimi
    April 2, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    She fixed it!!!

    • Abbe
      April 2, 2020 at 7:38 pm

      That was quick! So funny!

  • Juliana
    April 2, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    OMG Abbe, this chicken looks delicious, the combination of honey, lemon and olives…absolutely mouthwatering…I can only imagine the aroma that this chicken diffuses…thanks for updating/reposting it…
    Have a great rest of the week and be safe!

    • Abbe
      April 2, 2020 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks Juliana! Seemed a good time to repost. Hope you are doing well!

  • Tricia Buice
    September 21, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Peace to you too Abbe – and all your loved ones 🙂 Happy new year! Love the chicken too

  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    September 19, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Happy new year Abbe! Great flavour combo, it is always welcome when chicken has lemon and honey. You reminded me I haven't made challah in such a long time!

  • Chris Scheuer
    September 19, 2015 at 2:09 am

    What a delicious combination, sweet, salty and just plain yummy!

  • Liz Berg
    September 18, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Joan Nathan has the BEST recipes—and I'm certain her chicken would not disappoint! Love the synagogue photos from around the globe. Happy New Year, my friend!

  • Pam
    September 18, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    I love chicken with olives – yours looks seriously delicious.

    The synagogue in Philly is stunning!

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    September 18, 2015 at 3:41 am

    Yes Ma'am, I'm going to go eat chicken and not just any old chicken. I'm going to have THIS chicken. Happy New Year and I loved every word of this post. 🙂

  • SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    September 17, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    I hope you are blessed with health and happiness too, Abbe! Happy New Year! How wonderful that you, your husband and children shared your services. Even more interesting about Shanghai and the Dominican Republic, which I did not know. What a delicious chicken preparation.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      September 17, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      Thanks Susan. Interesting fact, huh? Especially now with so many people needing new homes.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      September 18, 2015 at 3:48 am

      Thanks Susan. Interesting fact, huh? Especially now with so many people needing new homes.

  • technology capitalists
    September 17, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Manservant greatly appreciates the nourishing and comforting food that you've been making…. and only now did I realize how photogenic it is! 🙂

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      September 17, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      I'm getting better, aren't I Manservant? So nice to know you tuned in!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      September 18, 2015 at 3:48 am

      I'm getting better, aren't I Manservant? So nice to know you tuned in!

  • Cathleen
    September 17, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Your pictures are gorgeous! Happy New Year!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      September 17, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      Thanks Cathleen! I really am never sure!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      September 18, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks Cathleen! I really am never sure!

  • Holly @ abakershouse.com
    September 17, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Wishing you a Happy New Year! Your meal looks wonderful and I think this would be a nice meal to double the recipe and invite some families to dinner. That is something I'd like to do more of but always make excuses for reasons not to…your recipe will give me that boost of confidence I need!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      September 17, 2015 at 10:51 pm

      It would be good to double, Holly. I love to entertain, so I'm always looking at dishes to do that with. This is perfect! I am sure you have plenty of confidence!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      September 18, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      It would be good to double, Holly. I love to entertain, so I'm always looking at dishes to do that with. This is perfect! I am sure you have plenty of confidence!

  • Karen Harris
    September 17, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Happy New Year! This chicken looks so good that I can almost smell it. Yes, fall is around the corner and I'm still grilling, but the first good frost this is in the oven.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      September 17, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      Too sweet Karen. We have got to connect one of these days!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      September 18, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Too sweet Karen. We have got to connect one of these days!

  • Angie Schneider
    September 17, 2015 at 7:40 am

    It looks like your son has really settled down in Shanghai. Honey and lemon are a great combination, and the chicken looks absolutely droolworthy!

    Happy New Year, Abbe!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      September 17, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      Jeez, Angie. You know how to read between the lines. Now how do I get him home? Honey and lemon are great together, aren't they?

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      September 18, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Jeez, Angie. You know how to read between the lines. Now how do I get him home? Honey and lemon are great together, aren't they?

  • Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    September 17, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Happy New Year Abbe. And this honey glazed chicken with lemon sounds incredibly YUM! Loving it! 🙂

  • Cindy
    September 17, 2015 at 3:53 am

    Happy New Year, Abbe! I love you and miss you.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      September 17, 2015 at 10:48 pm

      Hey dear cuz. Happy to know you are still out there. Any plans on getting this direction?

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      September 18, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Hey dear cuz. Happy to know you are still out there. Any plans on getting this direction?

  • Cheri Savory Spoon
    September 16, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Happy New Year Abbe! love dishes like this that fills a house with great aroma and flavors…..

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      September 17, 2015 at 10:48 pm

      Thanks Cheri! The house fills up real good!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      September 18, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks Cheri! The house fills up real good!

  • Adam J. Holland
    September 16, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    I'm not sure, Abbe.. Around this time of year, the perfume that this dish puts off smells a hell of a lot better than the grill. I'm ready to trade in hot and muggy for cool and crisp and this would taste really good in 60-degree weather. (Plus, it's beautiful!)

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      September 17, 2015 at 10:48 pm

      Oh, I hear ya! This is usually the time of year that my in laws pull in from Dickinson, because of that hot, muggy weather. Unfortunately, this year their health got in the way. Thanks Adam.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      September 18, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Oh, I hear ya! This is usually the time of year that my in laws pull in from Dickinson, because of that hot, muggy weather. Unfortunately, this year their health got in the way. Thanks Adam.