This recipe for chicken has been a long time coming! It is a favorite here in my home and I am almost certain it will be a hit in yours!
I know life can get busy and most week days we just want to be able to throw together dinner, feed our families, clean up and get on with other activities. Well, this is where easy recipes like this one come in. It’s a one pan wonder and ready in about an hour, prep and all.
This recipe calls for the chicken to have the skin on so that it gives it that crispy rotisserie look and taste so make sure your chicken has the skin on.
- 1 whole chicken, skin on
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons za'atar
- 2 tablespoons sumac
- ½ teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 lemon, juiced
- For the vegetables
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced / garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon zaatar
- 2 teaspoon sumac
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper
- ½ teaspoon red chilli flakes
- Preheat the oven at 425 degrees. Prepare the marinade by mixing together the melted butter, za'atar, sumac, salt, lemon and garlic. Apply the marinade over the chicken and let it marinate for atleast 2 hours to over night.
- Bake for 35 mins or until the chicken is golden brown in color and the temperature 165 degrees on a food thermometer.
- In a seperate oven or once the chicken is done and resting, prepare the vegetables in a sheet pan and bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 25 minutes.
- Slice the chicken and add the vegetables to a plate or bowl and enjoy!
Chicken is a great source of lean protein and I can safely say that it is my family’s favorite way of getting it in. However, with all the tainting of the livestock that is rampant nowadays, make sure you check to see the source of your poultry. We like to buy Crescent Foods chicken when we can. It is available at most Walmart stores.
Broccoli has so many health benefits due to its nutritional profile that I am planning to have it as a regular part of our diet. Broccoli is high in nutrients such as vitamins K and C, chromium and folate. It is also a great source of Omega 3. Omega 3 helps the body fight inflammation and so makes Broccoli of special interest in cancer research. Read more about the amazing health benefits of this cruciferous veggie here.
I used cauliflower, broccoli and carrots but you can use almost any other vegetables you want, like bell peppers, asparagus and sweet potatoes.
Try this recipe today, I am sure your family will love it as much as mine does! Let me know here how it turned out and whether you made any changes to the veggies:)