Zhoug is a spicy, Middle Eastern cilantro sauce that is often used as a condiment or dip. I decided to use it as a way to perk up plain chicken! If you purchase prepared zhoug, this recipe has only 4 ingredients. Yes, it's spicy, but one bite just leads to another!



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x9-inch baking dish with olive oil.

  • Measure 1/2 cup of prepared zhoug and spread over the bottom of the oiled baking dish. Place chicken thighs, cut side down, on top of the zhoug. Sprinkle fire-roasted bell peppers over chicken thighs. Using a spoon, drop remaining zhoug sauce in between the bell pepper pieces, covering as much of the chicken thighs as possible.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

402 calories; 29.6 g total fat; 94 mg cholesterol; 491 mg sodium. 6.7 g carbohydrates; 26.1 g protein; Full Nutrition


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