Haitian Chicken is an easy, one-pot dish full of flavor! Chicken thighs and drumsticks marinated in roasted tomatoes, white wine, and dusted with garlic powder and cayenne make for a fantastic dinner any night of the week!

First of all, WOW!

I am blown away by all of your wonderful comments, encouraging words, and advice. Seriously, you guys know how to make a girl feel loved. This cookbook was a labor of love and I hope y’all will love it too!

Also, I wanted to send a message to all the folks out there who messaged me about feeling stuck and wanting to do something different, but not quite sure how to make the leap. I know it’s scary. Believe me, it took me 10 years to finally make the leap. My advice, listen to your gut. It will tell you when you need to go. Taking a risk does take energy and thoughtfulness, but I promise you, in that moment of chaos a new world will open for you. And that’s where the magic happens!

Well, speaking of listening to your gut and making a passion project come to life, today’s recipe is an exact reflection of investing in yourself. This Haitian Chicken recipe is from my friend Liz (author of the healthy food blog The Lemon Bowl) third cookbook: Food From Our Ancestors: The Ultimate Jewish Shabbat Dinner.

I can’t say enough wonderful things about Liz without tearing up. Something she taught me recently was “you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Powerful yes? Which is why I am so blessed to have Liz in my tribe because her passion and enthusiasm in life is infectious. Seriously, go read her blog and I promise you will feel like you can conquer the world afterwards.

Anyways, back to the recipe! This Haitian Chicken like I mentioned above is part of a self-funded passion project and is number three in a series of cookbooks. This third cookbook is particularly special because it’s a collection of her Jewish grandmother’s time-honored recipes handed down to her from her ancestors. Can you say street cred?

What I love about this recipe is not only is it simple to make (hello, one-pot dish!), but the flavors practically burst from the pot. Whole peeled tomatoes, cayenne, garlic powder, white wine, tomato paste create this delightful, yet comforting marinade. Combine it all in a pot and let it simmer away for an hour. OMG. You’ll definitely be adding this dish to your regular dinner rotation!

If you would like to purchase a copy (Um, which you totally should!!), you can click here: https://gumroad.com/l/Ngjqj

OR!! If you want all three cookbooks for a hell of a deal click here: https://gumroad.com/l/yFImK

Congrats, Liz on another fabulous cookbook! Le Haim!

Haitian Chicken


1 lb bone-in-skin-on chick thighs or drumsticks
32-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes
6-ounce jar tomato paste
2 large sweet onions, cut into chunks
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 tsp ground pepper
Fresh parsley, for garnish


Place the chicken in a large bowl and cover will all the ingredients. Toss to combine making sure everything is well combined. Place the bowl into the fridge for at least 30 minutes or overnight for better results.
In a large Dutch oven, add the chicken and marinade. Bring the contents to a boil and let it simmer until cooked through about 1 hour. Remove Dutch oven from heat and garnish with fresh parsley.
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