Zaatar and Lemon Grilled Chicken

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Kevin Crafts
Season grilled chicken thighs with a Mediterranean spice blend called zaatar  that's composed of sesame seeds, thyme, marjoram and sumac.  Look for it in the spice section of your supermarket or in a Middle Eastern market.

Yield:

Serves 4

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 406
Caloriesfromfat 67 %
Protein 27 g
Fat 31 g
Satfat 6.5 g
Carbohydrate 4.8 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Sodium 244 mg
Cholesterol 98 mg

Ingredients

1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons zaatar*
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 chicken thighs (6 to 8 oz. each)
1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges
8 green onions

Preparation

1. Whisk together oil, zaatar, lemon juice, zest, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add chicken and turn to coat.

2. Heat grill to medium (350° to 450°). Grill chicken, skin side down, until browned, 5 to 8 minutes; watch for flare-ups and move chicken to a cooler spot if needed. Turn chicken and grill until cooked through, about 4 minutes.

3. Grill lemon wedges and onions in last few minutes, turning once, just until grill marks appear. Serve with chicken.

*Find the Middle Eastern spice blend in the spice aisle of well-stocked grocery stores and at worldspice.com

Note:

Adeena Sussman,

June 2011