Honey Roasted Za’atar Chicken with Dried Fruit

The Stuff:
  • 2 cups dried apricots
  • 2 cups dried dates
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) Never Not Eating Za’atar
  • 3-4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 chicken legs, skin-on, or a whole chicken. 
  • 1 cup dry red wine or beef broth
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup honey

The Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread apricots and dates into a 9×13-inch dish.
  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 stock/wine around the chicken; season 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.

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