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Zaatar and Lemon Grilled Chicken Recipe

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The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes)invites you to try Zaatar and Lemon Grilled Chicken Recipe. Enjoy quick and easy Middle Eastern food recipes and learn how to make Lemon-Dill Couscous with Chicken and Vegetables.

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
Total: 30 Minutes


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


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

Adeena Sussman, Sunset
JUNE 2011

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