Project Description


  • 2 lemons
  • ⅔ cup Sultan brand Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Ziyad brand Sumac
  • 1 tbsp Ziyad brand Allspice
  • 1 tsp Ziyad brand Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ziyad brand Paprika
  • 7 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced or chopped
  • ½ lemon, sliced
  • 4 chicken breasts or thigh, bone in, skin on
  • 3 tbsp Ziyad brand Green Za’atar
  • 2 tbsp Ziyad brand Blanched Slivered Almonds, toasted
  • 1 tbsp Ziyad brand Chinese Pinenuts, toasted
  • 1 cup chopped parsley


Step 1

In mixing bowl, combine first 9 ingredients. Add chicken and coat all sides. Cover and place in fridge. Marinade chicken for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Step 2

When ready to cook, preheat oven to 400°. Transfer chicken to a baking dish or cast iron skillet. Lightly sprinkle za’atar under the skin of each chicken piece.

Step 3

Sprinkle another teaspoon of za’atar, sumac, and paprika on the outside of each chicken. Put in oven and roast for 40-45 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked.

Step 4

Remove from heat and sprinkle with remaining za’atar and sumac. Garnish with toasted nuts and parsley.