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.


About Anna Levin

My name is Anna. My husband, Ken, and I live in Baltimore, where we are every mother's dream: he's an Ophthalmology resident and I am a lawyer! On October 8th, 2012 we welcomed our baby girl, Julia Rose, into the world so as you can imagine we are very busy chasing after her and watching her grow and learn as she explores the world around her! In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, blogging, spending time with my family and taking long walks in new neighborhoods. I look forward to sharing this journey and hope that in doing so, I can provide some insight for other first time moms. While you're at it, check out my personal blog: MyLittlePoppyseed
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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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