Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Kevin Crafts
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Ratings & Reviews

jschulz's Review

November 30, 2014
Only difficulty with this recipe is finding zaatar. Overall a easy to fix dish with a distinctive flavor.

LaurenKos519's Review

May 31, 2011
This chicken is delicious! The Zaatar added a great flavor that is different, a little on the garlicky side - everyone in the family enjoyed!

JamesMH53's Review

July 15, 2014

Missmandyslc's Review

March 17, 2013

so yummy!

February 09, 2017
I love zaatar almost on everything. I got zaatar from farmer marcket and they have a website. it  taste good with this recipe. thanks for sharing!