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Fantastic Trick of Making a Chicken with Eight Drumsticks

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  • 12 Nice drumsticks; (pulkes)
  • 1/4 c Oil
  • 1/4 c Honey
  • 1/4 c Soya sauce
  • 2 Big shredded onions
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 24 Pitted black prunes
  • 3 Sweet potatoes
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 ts Cinnamon
  • 1/2 c Honey
  • 1/4 c Soya sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 5 Crushed garlic cloves
  • 2 Cm shredded fresh ginger
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 c Cleaned and washed Basmati rice
  • 1/2 c Oil
  • 2 Finely shredded onions
  • 1 Fresh red pimento; ( Cayenne) in very small pieces
  • 2 Finely shredded garlic cloves
  • 2 Cm shredded fresh ginger
  • 3 Crushed cardamon pods
  • 150 g Dried apricots cut in small cubes
  • 1/4 ts Saffron treats dissolved in small glass of hot water
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper


One of the most talented Chefs in Israel is no doubt Israel Aharoni. Author of Chinese, French, Italian and Ethnic food cooking books. And restaurants owner in Tel Aviv Area. In his weekly column in Yediot Aharonot, "Aharoni sets the table", this week, he gave a very nice recipe of sweet chicken and rice for R"H.
Source : Chef Israel AHARONI, Yediot Aharonot
Complete title: Fantastic trick of making a chicken with eight drumsticks
Blend all of marinade ingredients, add the chicken cover with "Cling" and place it the refrigerator for a day, or overnight. Remove the chicken pieces from the marinade. Do NOT throw out the marinade sauce. Patiently, fry the drumsticks with oil in a big pot, turn the pieces occasionally . Add the marinade sauce, and 1/2 cup of wine, and bring to boil. Cook on low fire about 40 minutes, until chicken is shiny and caramelized.
Peel and slice the sweet potatoes, slightly thicker than 1 cm. Fry onions in 1/4 cup oil, until golden , add potatoes, prunes, salt, pepper, cinnamon and cardamon. Mix for 2 minutes and add the honey, Soya sauce and water, and bring to boil. Cook for 45 minutes, until potatoes are coated and glazed.
The rice is prepared when the chicken and potatoes are cooking. Fry the garlic and onions in oil, until soft. Add the rest of ingredients EXCEPT rice and saffron. Mix and cook for 2 minutes. Then add the rice ,and mix well. Cover with water (2cm above the rice). Add saffron After boil,cook for 25 minutes on low fire. Stop the cooking but DO NOT open the pot.
On the serving plate, make a pyramid of rice and decorate with chicken and potatoes. and pomegranate grains. The chicken and potatoes can be prepared ahead, and heated before serving.
Posted to JEWISH-FOOD digest by "Viviane & Israel Barzel" <> on Sep 12, 1998, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.