Oven-Roasted Za'atar Chicken Breasts


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.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 3 tablespoons za'atar seasoning, divided

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • cooking spray

  • salt to taste


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

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. 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 (per serving)

202 Calories
10g Fat
3g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 202
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 241mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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