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Spiced Chicken

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Za’atar Spiced Chicken, a Middle Eastern dish, potatoes, and sweet potatoes served with a side of corn and sautéed broccolini.

What does zaatar taste like?

The taste of a za’atar mixture can be tangy, herbal, nutty, or toasty. Za’atar is both a family of herbs and an herb, Thymbra spicata, with a slight minty tendency, in the marjoram/oregano family. Some are salty flavored and quite rare, and some are lemony.

Za’atar Spiced Chicken

Za’atar Spiced Chicken

Za’atar Spiced Chicken, a Middle Eastern dish, potatoes, and sweet potatoes served with a side of corn and sautéed broccolini.

  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Veggies Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x


  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • Za’atar Spice
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Whole Onion
  • Broccolini
  • Corn
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the chicken and potatoes and pat dry.
  2. Rub generous with olive oil then sprinkle with za’atar.
  3. Place the whole onion in the cavity and roast at 180C for about 40-50 minutes or until fully cooked.
  4. Add in the potatoes halfway through cooking the bird.
  5. Add oil to a pan, season and sauté the broccoli then same with the corn.
  6. Enjoy!!


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 501
  • Sugar: 5
  • Sodium: 265
  • Fat: 25
  • Saturated Fat: 6
  • Unsaturated Fat: 16
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 25
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 44
  • Cholesterol: 132

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Za'atar Spiced Chicken, a Middle Eastern dish, potatoes, and sweet potatoes served with a side of corn and sautéed broccolini
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2 thoughts on “Spiced Chicken”

  1. Today was the first time I ever came across your blog – I love zaatar, I love chicken. I’ve bookmarked your website to make this recipe in the next few days. I’m not that much of a cook, but this looks easy enough to make! Thanks for the cuisine inspiration 😀


    • Hi Sam. Welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere and glad you found this recipe interesting and hope that you will try, enjoy it and please rate it leave a review for us then others can also read it and see what you think of it.


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