Crispy Chicken With Zaatar Olive Rice


This recipe is for a mouthwatering dish of crispy chicken served over a bed of aromatic and flavorful za’atar olive rice. The chicken is coated in a crispy breading that adds a satisfying crunch with every bite, while the juicy meat inside is tender and delicious. The za’atar olive rice is a perfect complement to the crispy chicken, with its bold Middle Eastern spices and juicy, briny olives. This dish is perfect for a hearty and flavorful dinner, and is sure to become a new favorite for anyone who loves crispy chicken and aromatic, flavorful rice.


4 boneless chicken thighs Salt, to taste Black pepper, to taste 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp cumin 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 1/4 cup olive oil 1 cup long-grain rice 1 3/4 cups chicken broth 1 tbsp za’atar 1/4 cup chopped green olives


Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, mix together paprika, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin. Rub the seasoning mixture into the chicken. Place the flour in one shallow dish, beaten eggs in another, and panko breadcrumbs in a third dish. Dip each chicken thigh into the flour, then the eggs, then the breadcrumbs. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy. Transfer the chicken to the prepared baking sheet and place it in the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the za’atar olive rice. In a medium saucepan, combine rice, chicken broth, za’atar, and chopped green olives. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 18-20 minutes or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed. Serve the crispy chicken with the za’atar olive rice and enjoy!

IMPORTANT: As this is an AI generated recipe, the results may not be satisfactory, or more importantly, not even be edible. With that in mind, if you do decide to follow this recipe and directions exactly, make sure that the result is safe to eat before you eat it.