50-Minute Dinner: Za’atar Chicken with Garlic Pepper Yogurt Sauce

This kidney-friendly za’atar chicken recipe is so easy to make, and that garlic pepper yogurt sauce on top makes it tasty, tasty, tasty! Za’atar seasoning has to be one of the most flavorful spice blends! Fresh and powerful, especially when combined with garlic pepper, you’ll be thinking about this chicken recipe for weeks to come! Now, let’s get cooking!

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Za’atar Chicken with Garlic Pepper Yogurt Sauce

Za’atar Chicken with Garlic Pepper Yogurt Sauce Ingredients

Four servings | Low phosphorus, low potassium, high protein, low sodium

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 2 Spanish onions, cut in 1” wedges
  • 2 garlic heads, halved crosswise (5 cloves each)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 lemon quartered, seeds removed
  • Black pepper, freshly ground to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 3 TBSP za’atar spice blend
  • 1 tsp coriander, ground
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp lime zest

How to Prepare Za’atar Chicken with Garlic Pepper Yogurt Sauce

  • Preheat oven to 325°F
  • Arrange chicken thighs, onions, garlic halves and lemon quarters in baking dish/roasting pan
  • Pour oil and season with salt and pepper
  • Coat all ingredients
  • Roast for approximately 50 minutes
  • Internal temperature must reach 175 degrees F
  • In a small bowl, grate one garlic clove, add yogurt, pepper and a splash of water to loosen sauce
  • Remove pan from oven, discard everything but the chicken thighs
  • Increase oven temperature to 400°F to crisp the skin (approx. 7 minutes)
  • Add pan drippings to za’atar seasoning, lemon zest, lime zest, and pepper
  • Rub the mixture on chicken thighs
  • Serve with garlic yogurt sauce and lemon or chopped parsley

Za’atar Chicken with Garlic Pepper Yogurt Sauce Nutrition Facts

(per serving)

Calories 413
Carbohydrates 9.3 g
Protein 26.7 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Fat 29.7 g
Sodium 118 mg
Potassium 323 mg
Phosphorus 197 mg

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Source: https://www.kidneycommunitykitchen.ca/kkcookbook/recipes/zaatar-chicken-with-garlic-yogurt-sauce/

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About Shree Mulay, MD
Shree Mulay, MD, is a nephrologist and co-owner of The Kidney Experts. He went to medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College and completed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Shree manages patients at several West Tennessee Healthcare Hospital locations and serves at numerous dialysis locations across the region. He also sees patients at four kidney care clinic locations. Funny, caring and always wanting to help, Shree is passionate about his practice and devotes much of his time to his patients.

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