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Need easy? This is the recipe for you! Just a few simple ingredients, put in the oven and forget it! Even though these chicken legs are not fried, this recipe reminds me of a basket of southern fried chicken. Sweet and a little crunchy but earthy all at the same time.
Make these as a main course or as a second protein as part of a larger buffet meal. Not into drumsticks? Any bone-in chicken pieces will do. Even wings.
Za’atar is a complex tasting mixture of herbs, spices and seeds. It’s earthy, bright and herby. It is delicious sprinkled on almost anything, even eggs! Za’atar is generally a combination of dried oregano, thyme, and/or marjoram and sometimes also includes sumac (tangy and acidic) and toasted sesame seeds (nutty and rich). Some za’atars will have salt in them as well. I always have my my za’atar handy in my spice rack. It will speak for itself.
Za’atar is the highlight in this recipe . I added extra sesame seeds for the crunch factor. And the honey really rounds out the earthiness of the za’atar.
Bake all of this together in the oven – it’s beautiful thing!
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Sesame Honey Za’atar Chicken Legs
- 12 chicken drumsticks
- 2 ½ tbsp. zaatar, divided
- 4 tbsp. sesame seeds, divided
- 2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more for seasoning the chicken
- 2 tbsp. olive oil¼ cup honey
- Preheat the oven to 400˚F convection. Line a sheet with parchment or foil.
- Combine 1½ tbsp. of the zaatar, 2 tbsp. of the sesame seeds, salt and oil in a bowl.
- Season the chicken with a little salt and pepper.
- Rub the oil and zaatar mixture all over the chicken and place on the lined cookie sheet.
- Drizzle the honey all over the chicken pieces. Sprinkle with the remainder of the zaatar and sesame seeds.
- Bake for about 45 minutes.