Prepare the Perfect Shabbos Chicken

Nothing says Shabbos quite like a savory, yet flavorful, chicken dish. When it comes to recipes, nothing beats traditional Jewish cooking and the classic Shabbos chicken recipe is a perfect example. This time-honored dish has been enjoyed for generations and is sure to delight any and all who try it.


  • 4-5 lbs Whole Roasting Chicken
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspon Paprika
  • 1 teaspon Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspon Garlic Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Hot Water
  • 1 Onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 Large Carrots, thickly sliced
  • 2 Celery Stalks, thickly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons of All-Purpose Flour
  • Freshly Ground Pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and prepare a roasting pan lightly greased with oil.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, paprika, salt, garlic powder, and parsley, ensuring it is combined well.
  3. Rub the mixture all over the chicken, ensuring it is evenly distributed.
  4. Place the chicken, breast-side up, in the greased roasting pan. Add the hot water, onion, carrots, celery, and then sprinkle the flour over the top of the vegetables.
  5. Place the roasting pan in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 1 1/2 hours or until the chicken is cooked through and the internal temperature taken at the thickest part of the thigh registers at 165°F.
  6. Let the chicken rest before carving, if desired. Serve with the cooked vegetables and pan juices.

The perfect blend of aromatic spices and sweet vegetables make this recipe an ideal choice for a special Shabbos dinner. The scent of the baking chicken will fill your home, creating a cozy ambiance that brings loved ones together. The burst of flavor as you cut into the juicy chicken is sure to be a favorite among your family and friends.

This dish also pairs well with other traditional Jewish recipes such as kugel and tzimmes. With its complexity of flavors, you can be sure that no one will walk away from the dinner table unsatisfied. Why not surprise your family this Shabbos with the classic dish of Shabbos chicken. An unforgettable experience awaits.