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Close up of grilled chicken on a plate with half a lemon.

Za'atar Grilled Chicken

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Marissa


  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs 6-8 ounces each
  • 3 tablespoons cup extra light olive oil
  • juice from half a lemon about 2 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons za'atar diy recipe
  • 1 garlic clove peeled and minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 lemon wedges for serving optional


  • In a medium-size bowl, add in the olive oil, lemon juice, za'atar, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Whisk together to combine. Set aside.
  • Trim off any excess fat and skin from the chicken thighs. Add the chicken to the bowl with the dressing.
  • Using tongs or your hands, turn the chicken to coat evenly with the dressing. Set aside to marinate and allow the poultry to come closer to room temperature; 20-30 minutes (if using a charcoal grill, start the preheating process immediately after this).
  • Preheat the grill to 425 degrees.
  • Place the chicken on the grill with skin side up. Cover, grill for 5 minutes, and flip the chicken. Cover, grill for another 5 minutes, and flip again.
  • Repeat this process until the chicken is cooked through, about 25 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let rest a few minutes before serving with lemon wedges.