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Za'atar roast chicken with Israeli couscous salad

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
1 hr
15 min
45 min
Isreali couscous, a toasted pasta-like product, adds a nutty taste and chewy texture to this Middle Eastern dish.


Lemon juice

1 tbs

Za'atar seasoning

1 tsp


½ clove(s), crushed

Chicken breast with skin

¾ medium, (buy 200g)

Olive oil

1 tsp

Brown onion

¼ medium, thinly sliced

Pearl couscous

40 g, (Israeli)


1 small, diced


¼ cup(s), grated


1 tbs

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 tbs, chopped


1 medium, wedges, to serve


  1. Combine the lemon juice, za’atar and garlic in a glass or ceramic plate. Add the chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Rub the lemon juice mixture over the chicken. Cover and place in fridge for 4 hours or overnight to marinate.
  2. Preheat oven to 200˚C. Place the chicken in a small baking dish. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook the onion, covered, for 2-3 minutes or until soft. Remove the lid. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes or until golden. Add the couscous. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until light golden. Add ½ cup (125ml) water and bring to a simmer. Cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 4 minutes. Stir in the zucchini and cook for a further 4-6 minutes or until the couscous and zucchini are tender. Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool slightly. Stir in the carrot, sultanas and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve the chicken with the couscous salad and lemon wedge.