Time: 5 hours 20 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Za'atar refers to a seasoning mixture popular in the Middle East, with notes of nuttiness, toastiness, herbiness, and tanginess, with a slight touch of mintiness. Za'atar Chicken coats the chicken in za'atar with other earthy, smoky spices and then slow-cooks it. The result is melt-in-your-mouth meat paired with sweet dried fruits perfect for serving over rice. Za'atar Chicken is easy to make and will welcome you home after a long day with a warm, aromatic welcome!
Ingredients• 1/4 cup za'atar seasoning • 1/4 cup olive oil • 3 teaspoons dried oregano • 1 teaspoon salt • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric • 3 pounds chicken thighs, bone-in • 1 cup pimiento-stuffed olives • 1/2 cup dried apricots • 1/2 cup dried plums, pitted • 1/4 cup water • basmati rice, optional, cooked and hot, for serving
In a large bowl, combine the za'atar seasoning, olive oil, oregano, salt, cumin, and turmeric.
Add the chicken to the bowl and toss to coat.
In the bottom of a slow cooker, arrange the olives, apricots, and plums.
Add the water.
Top with the chicken.
Cover and cook on low until the chicken is tender, about 5-6 hours.
Serve with rice!