Rating: 5 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
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This za'atar-marinated chicken gets an extra dose of za'atar seasoning right before being roasted in the oven for a tender and juicy meal. Za'atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend found in most spice shops or you can make your own using one of the many recipes found online. Serve the za'atar chicken with couscous, roasted potatoes, or atop a salad.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pound chicken breasts to a 1-inch thickness for even cooking. Place in a large resealable plastic bag.

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  • Combine 2 tablespoons za'atar seasoning, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic in a small bowl. Pour mixture over the chicken and toss to coat evenly. Seal the bag and refrigerate for 2 to 8 hours.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray.

  • Place chicken breasts on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with remaining za'atar seasoning.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 23 to 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Season with salt.

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 24.9g; carbohydrates 3g; fat 9.8g; cholesterol 67.2mg; sodium 100.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2019
This was a very simple recipe to make. Incredibly flavourful! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2020
I liked this recipe. It encouraged me to try a new spice blend. I used breast tenderloins to make a serving more manangeable for my elderly relative. Read More