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Zaatar Chicken

Za'atar Chicken

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Servings 6 people


  • 8 Chicken drumsticks about 2 pounds
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Za'atar spice
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp Raw sugar
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon


  • Wash and dry chicken drumsticks.
  • Place chicken in a deep dish and cover it all over with olive oil.
  • In a small bowl combine 2 table spoons of Za'atar, salt, sugar, and the rest of spices.
  • Add spice mix to chicken. Combine to make sure that every drumstick is fully covered.
  • Refrigerate chicken for two hours or overnight. If in a hurry, roast right away.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Transfer chicken onto a roasting pan.
  • Place chicken into a preheated oven for about 40 minutes.
  • Once chicken is done, remove from oven and transfer it to a serving dish.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining table spoon of Za'atar and serve.
Keyword Chicken, cumin, Drumsticks, spicy, za'atar