Zaatar Chicken

I found a new Mediterranean grocer, which  not only provided me with an awesome new brand of Turkish coffee, olives, and feta, but a bunch of spices. This included a couple new ones for me: zaatar and sabzi ash. I picked them up because of the way they smelled and the spices listed in the ingredients. Zaatar contains herbs like thyme, oregano, marjoram, mixed with toasted sesame seeds. After a quick search, I found a recipe for zaatar chicken with grilled lemon. 

It makes for a very Mediterranean marinade, and I think I’ll not only be making this again, but using zataar in a few dishes. I think it will taste great with lamb!

I served this with grilled asparagus and some tzatziki and I completely cleaned my plate. Possibly twice.

Zaatar Chicken
  1. 1/4 cup olive oil
  2. 2 tablespoons zaatar
  3. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  4. 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  5. 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  1. 4 chicken thighs, skin on, bone in
  2. Lemon, thick slices
  1. Mix all ingredients in a ziploc bag, add the chicken, massaging in.
  2. Let marinade all day.
  3. Remove from the bag, and grill on medium low heat, until cooked through.
  4. Grill the lemon slices for a minute or so on each side.
  5. After pulling the chicken off the grill, squeeze the lemon over the chicken.
Adapted from My Recipes
Adapted from My Recipes
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