Z’Atar Chicken from Kosher by Design Short on Time

Za’Atar Chicken–from Kosher By Design Short on Time


  • 8-10 chicken pieces
  • 1 cup dried pitted prunes
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1 (2.5 oz) jar green pitted Spanish olives, without pimiento, drained
  • 1 tablespoon Za’Atar spice (We found this at a Middle Eastern grocery store)
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

Remove the skin from the chicken if desired.

Fill the bottom of slow cooker with a combination of the dried prunes and apricots in a single layer.  Top with the olives.

In a small bowl, mix the za’atar spice, turmeric, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and olive oil.  Stir to make a paste.  Rub the paste all over each piece of chicken.  Place the chicken on top of the olives; the parts may overlap.  Sprinkle with the oregano.

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours; do not overcook or the white meat will be very dry.

Chicken cooking in the Slow Cooker

The finished product: it was quite delicious. The chicken was moist and the dried fruits and olives added a nice sweet touch.

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One Response to Z’Atar Chicken from Kosher by Design Short on Time

  1. This looks amazing. I love Za’Atar. Do you think figs (dried) would taste good in this dish?

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