Za’atar chicken with lentils


The pan juices from this chicken are delicious - we've added them to the lentils for extra flavour.

You'll need

1 chicken (about 1.4 kg), butterflied 50 ml extra-virgin olive oil Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon, or to taste, plus wedges to serve 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 2 tsp za’atar, plus extra to serve 200 gm small green lentils ½ small Spanish onion, finely diced 1 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley

Method

  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 220C. Place chicken on a baking tray lined with baking paper and pierce legs in several places. Combine oil, rind, garlic and za’atar in a bowl, pour onto chicken and rub all over (reserve remaining mixture), season to taste and roast until golden-brown and cooked through (15-20 minutes).
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, cook lentils in a saucepan of unsalted boiling water until just tender, adding onion in the last minute (15-20 minutes). Drain, add lemon juice and remaining oil mixture and season to taste. When the chicken is cooked, pour off the pan juices and add to lentils along with parsley, toss to combine and serve with chicken, lemon wedges and extra za’atar.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for fresh dinner ideas? Not sure how to make the most out of seasonal produce? Or do you need to plan the perfect party menu? Our recipe collections have you covered.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

Featured in

Apr 2015

You might also like...

Fuss-free summer recipes

recipes

Rigatoni with chicken ragu and green sauce

Fast autumn recipes

recipes

Rigatoni with mushrooms pecorino and herb crumbs

Fast summer recipes

recipes

Flathead with crushed peas

Fast seafood recipes

recipes

Pumpkin pilaf with ricotta and pepitas

Fast summer dinners

recipes

Egg sandwich

Six fast noodle recipes

recipes

Smoked trout scramble

Crisp-skin trout with grapefruit, walnut and radicchio salad

recipes

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×