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Za'atar Chicken & Lentils

Za'atar, a mixture of herbs traditionally used in Middle Eastern cooking, takes this braised chicken recipe from basic to brilliant. Add French green lentils, chopped carrots, and green olives to make it a one-pot meal.
6 Servings - 1 hr 5 min -
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Servings:6  | Calories:535 | Total Fat:19g  | Chol:208mg  | More
Nutritional facts are per serving and accuracy is not certain.
Total Fat 19g
29 %
Sat Fat 4g
20 %
Total Carb 28g
9 %
Fiber 12g
48 %
Sugars 4g
Cholesterol 208mg
69 %
Sodium 667mg
28 %
Protein 61g
123 %
55% Chicken thighs
21% Green lentils
15% Others combined
7% Olive oil
Percentages based on 2000 calories diet. Data may be incomplete or calculations inaccurate - Learn more.


6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, excess fat trimmed
3 tablespoons za'atar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup coarsely chopped onion
1 cup bite-size pieces carrot
2 cloves garlic, minced
3  1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup French green lentils*
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup pitted green olives, such as Castelvetrano, whole or halved
Lemon zest
Fresh thyme sprigs

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