My fellow foodie friend introduced me to za’atar seasoning spice blend last year and I immediately searched for it everywhere.
Initially, I could only find za’atar spice online from Thrive Market but now I have been seeing it everywhere!
I try to only write recipes that all the ingredients are accessible- so hopefully you can find za'atar spice near you.
This za’atar chicken recipe is such an easy and flavorful meal made from Trader Joe's za'atar seasoning and chicken thighs.
Over the Spoon for:
- High protein and low carb chicken dinner
- Healthy za’atar chicken
- Easy sheet pan meal
What does za'atar taste like? It is a mix of nutty, floral, and tangy flavor. Made from a blend of oregano, thyme, marjoram, sesame seeds, and sumac.
What do you need:
- Chicken thighs - I prefer skinless thighs
- Za'atar spice
- Garlic Powder
- Coconut Aminos - you can substitute Tamari or Soy Sauce
- Avocado Oil
- Lemon Juice
Where to buy Za’atar Seasoning:
- I order online at Thrive Market
- Target’s “Good and Gather” brand
- Trader Joe’s now carries Za’atar spice seasonally
- Whole Foods
How to make:
- In a large bowl mix seasonings and liquids.
- Marinate the chicken thighs in the Za’atar sauce for at least 20 minutes.
- Bake the chicken and serve!
After cooking za’atar chicken thighs for 20 minutes, add chopped raw zucchini tossed in oil, coconut aminos, and a bit more za’atar seasoning and cook along side the chicken for an additional 15 minutes to have a side ready to go!
- What to serve with za’atar chicken:
I make roasted vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant, or broccoli while the chicken cooks!
- Rice, potatoes, farro, or quinoa make great starchy sides.
- Drizzle with a tahini dressing similar to the one made for my Turmeric Chicken Recipe (with Tahini Dressing)
Store cooked za’atar chicken in a container and serve within 4-5 days.
Reheat in the microwave for about a minute.
Tips to make in advance:
Marinate chicken in a large bowl or ziplock bag and pre cut zucchini to make it even easier.
I hope you are Over the Spoon for this recipe!
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Za'atar Chicken Thighs
- 4 chicken thighs, skin off
- ⅓ cup coconut aminos
- ½ tbsp cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 teaspoon za'atar seasoning
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 2 medium zucchini
- Preheat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit.
- In a large mixing bowl mix together oil, honey, lemon juice, and spices (save 1 tsp of za'atar seasoning for after marinating.)
- Marinate chicken thighs in sauce for at least 30 minutes.
- Place on a greased sheet pan and sprinkle with additional za'atar spice. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
- (Optional) to add vegetables tossed in oil and bake with chicken for an additional 15 minutes.
- Serve with vegetables and additional sides of choice.