Za' atar Chicken

Za’ atar Chicken


  • 8-10 chicken pieces /thighs, legs, breasts with wings removed)
  • 1 cup dried pitted prunes
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1 1/2.5-ounce) jar green pitted Spanish olives, without pimiento drained
  • 1 tablespoon za’atar spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano


Remove the skin from the chicken if desired.

Fill the bottom of slow cooker with a combination of the dried prunes and apricots rn a single layer. Top with the olives.

In a small bowl, mix the za’atar spice, turmeric, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and olive oil. Stir to make a paste. Rub the paste all over each piece of chicken. Place the chicken on top of the olives; the parts may overlap. Sprinkle with the oregano.

Cover, and cook on low for 6 hours; do not overcook or the white meat will be very dry.

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Recipe by Susie Fishbein