Za’atar Grilled Chicken
Here is another great recipe for the hot summer days! A zesty, tangy and super tender chicken, that you can cook on the BBQ or air fryer!
We just starter experimenting with an air fryer, yes, a little behind the trend… But quickly realized how great it is to use when it’s hot outside! The air fryer doesn’t generate external heat, cook and crisp your food.
For this recipe, we use chicken thights with skin on, and we cooked them, after marinating them overnight in the yougurt sauce, skin up, in the air fryer. The skin turned out so crispy while the chicken meat remained super tender!
The acidity of the yogurt and lemon help breaking down the meat fibers, resulting in a super moist chicken after cooking. The Za’atar spice mix gives it that Mediterranean flavor that we can get enough off in the summer!
Serve with a yogurt dipping sauce, or make a pita with the chicken cooked and shredded, the yogurt sauce, fresh cilantro and some fresh veggies like cucumbers, tomatoes and red onions! Yum!
We also love using Za’atar also on potatoes, lamb, on dips like hummus, on bread and flatbread before cooking them, or just mix the spice with olive oil and dunk your fresh bread in it!