This recipe for za'atar chicken legs is easy and delivers a lot of flavor, making it perfect for both weeknight and weekend meals.
Chicken, Paleo Friendly, Quick and Easy
Calories: 424 kcal
zest and juice
freshly ground black pepper
bone-in, thigh and drumstick
large, cut in large chunks
Combine the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, cinnamon, salt, black pepper and 2 tablespoons of the Za’atar spice in a glass dish or zipper sealable plastic bag. Add the chicken leg quarters, red onions and sprigs of time. Coat all sides of the chicken and rub the marinade into and under the skin. Refrigerate for 4 hours or up to overnight.
Preheat the air fryer to 380°F.
Place the onions on the bottom of the air fryer basket. Place the chicken legs, skin side down, on top of the onions and air-fry at 380°F for 15 minutes.
Flip the chicken legs over and sprinkle the reserved Za’atar spice over the chicken. Air-fry at 380°F for an additional 15 to 18 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F on an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the leg.
Remove the chicken legs and let them rest for at least 5 minutes before serving. Serve the chicken legs with the roasted red onions, a green vegetable or side salad and some basmati rice.
Za’atar Chicken Legs
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g
Saturated Fat 7g
Total Carbohydrates 7g
Dietary Fiber 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.