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Holiday Apricot Chicken

This elegant Chicken recipe is loaded with many sweet tastes that is appropriate for the Jewish New Year. The Saucy Susan sweet glaze and the added apricots and prunes and carrots carry the message of wishing you and your guest a Sweet, Healthy and Peaceful New Year.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Jewish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 5 lbs. Kosher chicken parts
  • 3-4 large carrots peeled and cut into about 2 inch pieces
  • 2 cups dried apricots
  • 2 cups pitted prunes
  • 1 large bottle of Saucy Susan use as much as you want.
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 2-4 tbsp. canola or vegetable oil
  • water or chicken stock


  1. Pat dry all the chicken parts. Season them with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Set aside. Heat some oil in a large skillet. Brown on all sides. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Remove the chicken and transfer to a large baking dish. Add any of the oil that is left in the skillet to the baking dish.
  3. Place the carrots, apricots and prunes all over the chicken. Add some water or stock around the sides of the baking dish. About 1/4 of an inch high. Put in the oven and bake for 1 1/4 hour. Check the level of the liquid. Do not let the chicken dry out. Add liquid as need.
  4. After 1 1/4 hour, brush the Saucy Susan all over the chicken. Let some of the sauce fall onto the other ingredients. Bake for another 15-20 minutes. Check often to make sure the chicken does not burn or get to well done. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes and the serve.