Za’atar Crusted Chicken
People are always asking me different ways to use my favorite seasoning of all time — za’atar. I have to say the quickest and the most efficient way of adding a ton of flavor to protein is making this za’atar marinade. Unlike other marinades that might require some time, this one just needs a good rub on your choice of protein, and it’s good to go!
I added extra sesame seeds for its texture, and you can use this marinade on anything you would like from tofu to shrimp. It is a perfect, simple dinner that will be your go-to recipe.
Total Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 4-6 people
1/4 cup za’atar
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp salt
1 lemon zested and juiced
3 tbsp EVOO
2-3 lbs of chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
In a medium sized bowl, mix all the ingredients besides chicken thighs until well incorporated
Add chicken thighs and marinate for 15-20 minutes
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Line a sheet tray with parchment paper and spread the chicken on there. Cook for 12-15 minutes, until tender but still juicy.
Garnish with scallions and fresh mint.