Recipes

Za’atar Chicken with Garlicky Pan-Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, November 14, 2014

Aired November 14, 2014

Serves 4
Ingredients

1/4 cup parsley, chopped
3 tablespoons thyme, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh marjoram or oregano, chopped
1 rounded tablespoon ground sumac
2 tablespoons sesame seed
Salt and pepper
6 cloves garlic, chopped, divided
About 1/3 cup olive oil, divided 
8 boneless, skinless, chicken thighs or 4 pieces boneless, skinless, chicken breast, lightly pounded
2 large potatoes (about 1 pound or a little over), peeled and cut into 1-inch dice
12 ounces (1 bag) green beans, trimmed
1 small fresh red chili or 1 teaspoon chili flakes
1 lemon, halved
1/2 to 3/4 cup chicken stock
 

Preparation

In large dish, combine parsley, thyme, marjoram or oregano, ground sumac, sesame seeds, salt, pepper, 2 cloves chopped garlic and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Turn chicken in za’atar spice blend to coat. 
 
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat with about 1/4 cup olive oil, 4 turns of the pan. Add potatoes and salt them; brown 10-12 minutes to golden. Add the green beans, chili flakes and remaining garlic; turn and toss. Cover and cook 7-8 minutes more, turning occasionally; keep warm.
 
Heat another skillet over medium-high heat, brown a halved lemon in olive oil; remove and reserve. Add chicken and brown on both sides; add stock and partially cover pan. Cook chicken through 7-8 minutes then douse with juice from reserved lemon. 
 
Serve the chicken over or alongside potatoes and beans.