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za'atar honey chicken

Honey Roasted Za’atar Chicken with Dried Fruit

Sweet and savory chicken? What could be better!

  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


Units Scale
  • 10 oz dried apricots (scant 2 cups)
  • 10 oz pitted dried prunes (scant 2 cups)
  • 3 Tbsp za’atar
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 chicken legs, skin-on
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • cup honey


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread apricots and prunes into a 9×13-inch pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine za’atar and olive oil to create a paste. Rub the za’atar paste over chicken; place chicken on dried fruit. Pour wine around the chicken; sprinkle with salt.
  3. Cover tightly with foil; bake for 1 hour.
  4. Uncover the pan. Drizzle the chicken with honey. Bake, uncovered, for an additional 30-45 minutes, basting every 10 minutes with the pan juices.
  • Author: Chanie Apfelbaum
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Holidays