Zataar Chicken

Zataar Chicken

Here’s a super easy and healthy marinade for your baked chicken breast fillets. I’ve been using a zataar & olive oil paste to baste my chicken for a while now and love it. It has a unique aromatic and tangy taste that pairs well with it.

This can also be used with other chicken pieces or even a whole chicken too. But the breast piece has always been my favourite and one that I cook with most often.

Zataar Chicken

Yield: 5 - 6 serves


  • 3 - 4 breast fillet pieces (approx. 1kg)
  • 1 tablesppon zataar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • Juice & zest of 1/2 lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl to create a paste
  3. Prepare and clean breast fillets and place in an oven tray
  4. Bake in oven for 35 minutes or until chicken pieces are cooked right through. Baste pieces a couples of times through out to keep pieces moist


Serve with a salad or roast vegetables

Zataar Chicken served here with a Roasted Vegetable & Quinoa Salad (Find salad recipe via Should I Eat This here)



  1. Yummy. Simple.. but bursting with goodness! I should try this.

    • Thanks Farah! Would love to know how you go when you do!


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