Zatar Chicken

Zatar Chicken

Roasted chicken is always a pleasure, and the use of Zatar and carmelized lemon makes a wonderfully aromatic alternative.

Serves4 Origin North Africa and Middle East
Preparation 5mins + 1-12hrs to marinate 2-12hrs. Heat rating (Mild)
Cooking 40-50mins Ease (Easy)
Vegetarian No


4 tbsps Middle Eastern Zatar
1 whole chicken cut into 8 pieces or 8 leg and thigh pieces
3-4 tbsps olive oil
1 lemon thinly sliced
1 onion thinly sliced
200ml chicken stick or water
salt and pepper, to taste


In large mixing bowl combine chicken, oil and zatar, lemon and onion slices and the chicken stock. Rub the spice and oil all over chicken pieces. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or longer. Transfer chicken to baking sheet, skin side up alongwith all the juices, lemon and onions. Season with salt and pepper

Roast in preheated 180°C oven 40-50 minutes. This is best eaten with a Fattoush

Adapted from a recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi

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