Za’atar Roast Chicken

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Za’atar is a delicious Middle Eastern seasoning blend of sumac, sesame seeds and herbs like those you’d find in other traditional Mediterranean style seasonings. This simple blend of spices is perfect for simple recipes like this roast chicken recipe. We…

Za’atar is a delicious Middle Eastern seasoning blend of sumac, sesame seeds and herbs like those you’d find in other traditional Mediterranean style seasonings. This simple blend of spices is perfect for simple recipes like this roast chicken recipe. We spatchcock a full chicken to help it cook more evenly and faster and then rub it with an easy to make seasoning rub. Even if you don’t spatchcock the chicken (you should, it’s easy!), this recipe will make a great roast chicken. Pair it with a simple red wine like a Pinot Noir or Beaujolais and enjoy!

Ingredients

Prep Time

15 min

Total Time

1.25 hrs

Yield

Feeds 4
  • 5 lb(s) Whole Chicken
  • .25 cup(s) Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Urban Accents Marrakesh Za'atar Seasoning ( or something similar)
  • 1 clove(s) Garlic ( minced)
  • .5 Lemon ( juice from half lemon)

Directions

  • 1

    Spatchcock your chicken and lay it on a foil lined baking pan. For directions on how to spatchcock a chicken click here.

  • 2

    Combine all other ingredients and rub all over exterior of chicken. Place chicken into oven preheated to 400ºF and roast for 45-60 minutes, until the chicken reaches 165ºF internal temperature.

  • 3

    Remove the chicken from the oven once done and let rest for five minutes. Carve into pieces and serve with roast potatoes and vegetables. Enjoy!


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Recommended Pairings

Gamay

Gamay

One of the lightest red grapes, Gamay is the grape that makes Beaujolais. While Beaujolais Noveau is well known for being alcoholic grape juice, there are many great Beaujolais wines that are delicious bistro style wines at very affordable prices.


Top Regions:

  • Beaujolais, France

Pairs great with:

  • Pair a wine made with Gamay with simple stews and roasted meats

Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Chardonnay can be light and crisp, or rich and full bodied. There are so many different flavors this grape can take on, you're sure to find one you like.


Top Regions:

  • Burgundy, France
  • Sonoma, California
  • Napa, California

Pairs great with:

  • Rich chicken and seafood dishes
 

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