A quick and easy chicken supper using the Middle Eastern spice blend, za’atar and a sprinkling of sesame seeds on chicken thighs.


  • 3tbsp za’atar

  • 6tbsp olive oil

  • 4 chicken thighs

  • 2tbsp sesame seeds

  • 2 x 400g tins chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled

  • 250ml oz thick plain yoghurt

  • 20 small mint leaves


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7.

  • 2.

    Mix the za’atar with the oil in a small bowl.

  • 3.

    Put the chicken in a deep roasting tray, brush with the za’atar glaze and scatter over the sesame seeds. Add the chickpeas and garlic and bake for 30–40 minutes.

  • 4.

    Remove the tray from the oven, take the garlic out and set aside. Brush the chicken with the za’atar oil that has gathered at the bottom of the tray.

  • 5.

    Return the chicken to the oven for a further 15–20 minutes.

  • 6.

    Pound the roasted garlic into a paste using a mortar and pestle. Scrape the garlic paste into a bowl, then mix in the yoghurt.

  • 7.

    Serve the chicken on bed of chickpeas, with the garlic yoghurt drizzled over and the mint leaves scattered on top.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 829kj
  • Fat Total 53g
  • Saturated Fat 10g
  • Protein 40g
  • Carbohydrate 50g
  • Sugar 8g
  • Sodium 563mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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