Za'atar Grilled Chicken

Za'atar Grilled Chicken
Looking to do some summer grilling? How about this za'atar grilled chicken? Za'atar is a Mediterranean spice blend that includes thyme, oregano, sumac and sesame seeds; it's just packed with flavour and it makes for one tasty marinade for grilled meats! The za'atar is really the star of the show here but it need some oil along with a healthy dose of lemon juice and garlic to turn it into a super tasty marinade for the chicken! You just need to marinate the chicken in the za'atar, lemon and garlic marinade and grill it up! It's that simple! In the photos I served the za'atar grilled chicken with grilled green onions, kalamata olives, za'atar grilled naan and a fresh batch of homemade hummus for a nice light, healthy and tasty summer meal!

Za'atar Grilled Chicken

Za'atar Grilled Chicken

Za'atar Grilled Chicken

Za'atar Grilled Chicken
Za'atar Grilled Chicken

Za'atar Grilled Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes Marinate Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4

Za'atar, lemon and garlic marinated chicken breast grilled to smoky perfection!

  • 4 (6 ounce) chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup za'atar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest (or 1/4 cup lemon juice)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Marinate the chicken in the mixture of the remaining ingredients for 30 minutes to overnight.
  2. Cook over a grill heated to medium-high heat until cooked, about 3-5 minutes before setting a side.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 213, Fat 5.2g (Saturated 1.2g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 99mg, Sodium 353mg, Carbs 3.8g (Fiber 1.6g, Sugars 0g), Protein 37.3g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


Maria said...

Great way to use za'atar!

Heather Christo said...

One of my favorite spices!!


I need to try this flavorful grilled chicken asap!

naomi said...

Perfect summer time dinner!

marla said...

I need to get my hands on some za'atar!

Rebeccah @ Of Hops and Honey said...

So happy that za'atar is finally getting its day in the sun!

Samantha said...

As I just mentioned in the Za'atar post, I was just introduced to this spice last year and ended up buying a bag of it on Amazon. When I run out, I'll start making my own with your recipe. This chicken dish looks great, so I will definitely be trying it soon. Thanks!

Julia Fisher said...

Drool worthy pictures. The chicken has been grilled with just the right smoky texture and browning. I am not a fan of green onions, so I’d sub it with fried shallots, maybe add some red pepper to my hummus as well. A perfect meal idea for weekends or when I have friends over. Thank you for this recipe inspiration. True zaatar herb is a rare find here in the US, even in ethnic food stores. As the blend quality greatly varies and comes with little to no real zaatar herb plus fillings like peanuts. I’ve started buying my zaatar and sumac from an online store, and if links are allowed in the comments, I’d recommend

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