Somehow it is already mid-April! Time truly flies. Once April hits my mind shifts to Passover and all the baking and cooking that will begin. For those who celebrate, you know that this holiday is a ton of work. Cooking for Passover is not like cooking for other Jewish holidays, granted holidays in general. For Passover, we must only cook or bake with ingredients that do not include grains. As the years have gone by, my family and I have developed fun, and easy recipes to try to make the holiday enjoyable despite any restrictions. Keep reading if you are ready to get your hands dirty and your belly full!
This chicken dish is a staple my family makes year after year. We even make it when it’s not Passover, that is how good it truly tastes. The chicken is a sweet, dish that pairs well with almost anything. Read below for the ingredients, steps, and some photos to get your stomach rumbling.
-Chicken Breasts (we usually buy a few packs depending on the number of people coming and chicken per bag)
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
-1 tbsp Honey
-¼ tsp black pepper
-¼ cup Apricot Preserves
-¼ tsp Red Pepper Flakes
-½ tsp ginger
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Place chicken in 13’ x 9’ baking dish.
- In a small measuring cup, pour in all the ingredients.
- Once all the ingredients are in the measuring cup, stir.
- Place in microwave to heat up for 2 minutes.
- Evenly pour the mixture over the chicken.
- Bake in oven for 45-55 minutes or until chicken is how you like it.
Passover Popover Muffins:
If you are looking for a nice, fluffy treat to add to your Passover spread, these popovers are just that! The ingredients are 6 items you already have in your home. The best part? They are indeed Kosher for Passover. Intrigued? Continue reading to learn the recipe!
-1 cup of boiled water
-3 tablespoons of shortening
-1 tablespoon of sugar
- Pinch of salt
-1 cup of Matzo meal
- Combine boiling water, salt, shortening, and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.
- Add Matzo meal.
- Cool for 5 minutes.
- Add one egg at a time. Mix well in between.
- Pour into muffin tin.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.
The last recipe I will share to complete your Passover seder is a dessert dish: Chocolate Macaroons! I will admit, I am not a big coconut fan. But, whenever I make this our guests rave about how amazing they taste. The best part, is there are few ingredients and
cooking time. Try this recipe and let me know below your thoughts in the comments!
-14 oz bag of sweetened coconut flakes.
-12oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
-14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk.
-1 teaspoon of vanilla.
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
- Combine ALL ingredients in a bowl.
- Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
- Spoon the coconut mixture onto the parchment paper.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Happy Passover from my family to yours! I hope you try one or all of these recipes I shared above. Celebrate this holiday with your loved ones, and a full stomach is the way to go!