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Summer is almost here and there's nothing that says summer like a backyard get together. We have fond memories of all the backyard shindigs at our home and friends and family and of course all the food. One of our favourite things to make and eat are kebabs, they are so versatile, add chicken, add veggies, whatever you want and of course seasoning. A new favourite are these chicken kebabs with Za'atar Recipe. What is Za'atar you might ask?chicken kebabs with za'atar recipe - middle east spices

Let me tell you this Chicken Kebabs with Za'atar Recipe is about to become your new favourite. Even better the Za'atar spice mix can be used on oh so many things from all your favourite veggies to other proteins too! Za'atar is a generic name used in the Middle East for an amazing blend of herbs. Usually it's a blend of dried thyme, oregano, marjoram, sumac, toasted sesame seeds, and salt. Like many ancient spice blends there are always variations and ours does have a slight variation. If you can't find Za'atar in a market near you for our Chicken Kebabs Za'atar recipe, you can easily blend your own and keep it in a jar to use whenever you want and you will want to use it a lot!zaatar spice recipeAs a side note "kebab" is the original wording usually as "shish kebab" but a lot of times here in North American it is referred to as kabob. Either way it's tantalizing chunks of meat on a stick and when you try our chicken kebabs with za'atar recipe you'll be in love. Feel free to add veggies onto your kebab for that grilled taste but this time we went with all chicken and served it on a bed of refreshing veggies for a yummy pairing. chicken farmers logo

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chicken kebabs with za'atar recipe - middle east spices
Who is ready to find out how to make this delectable Chicken Kebabs Za'atar Recipe for their next backyard gathering? Let's get to it shall we?
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Chicken Kebabs with Za'atar Recipe

chicken kebabs with za'atar recipe - zaatar spice

Take your backyard or inside shindigs to a whole other level with this delectable Chicken Kebabs with Za'atar Recipe. The blend of aromatic spices with the grilled chicken is amazing and sure to please. After all who doesn't love easy to eat but oh so yummy food?!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons za’atar seasoning
  • 8 roma tomatoes, finely diced
  • 2 large English cucumber, finely diced
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mint, roughly chopped
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • For the Za'atar Seasoning (if you want to make your own you’ll have extra to use later)
  • 6 tablespoon ground sumac
  • 6 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 6 tablespoon sesame seeds toasted
  • 3 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin


  1. Soak kebab skewers in water for 30 minutes before cooking.
  2. Cut chicken breast into 1-inch cubes and place in a large bowl. Add 3 tablespoons olive oil and the za’atar seasoning and toss to coat. Let marinate for a few minutes, then place 5 or 6 pieces on each skewer.
  3. In a large bowl, add the tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, and mint. Add the lemon juice and remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil, then sprinkle with salt. Toss to combine and set aside.
  4. Prepare a grill to high heat and brush the grates with oil. Place the skewers over direct heat and cook on each side for 2 minutes, until thoroughly cooked. Serve on top of Israeli salad with a side of hummus.


Store the leftover Za'atar spice blend in a jar and use later on grilled or baked veggies like carrots! So delicious

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 skewer

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 520Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 2829mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 8gSugar: 10gProtein: 52g

Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.

Have we tantalized your tastebuds yet, are you drooling just a little bit over this Chicken Kebabs Za'atar Recipe? If you try it let us know how you like it. Remeber to PIN this recipe for later!chicken kebabs with za'atar recipe - middle east spices Za'atar RecipeAll this talk about our Chicken Kebab Za'atar Recipe has left me hungry. I think I need to have a backyard shindig this weekend so I have an excuse to make another batch. Who am I kidding I don't need an excuse and as they're so easy to make we can really have them any time! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do and hey they're healthy too right? chicken kebabs with za'atar recipe - zaatar spice Za'atar RecipeMake sure to stop by our Recipes section for more delicious ideas like this Grilled Hawaiian BBQ Chicken With Homemade BBQ Sauce HEREHawaiian barbecue Chicken with pineapple on rice is a yummy meal

Disclosure: I am participating in the Chicken Farmers of Canada campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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By on June 6th, 2018

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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64 thoughts on “Chicken Kebabs with Za'atar Recipe”

  1. I absolutely love the flavour of za’atar! I'm going to pin this one to try because I think it would taste amazing.

  2. I have always loved any kind of kebabs but these chicken kebabs look amazing and very easy to make, I am going to get ingredients and try these, Yummy

  3. Perfect I bought boneless chicken breast at the store a couple of hours ago. I wanted to fix something different saturday, and I have ever thing to make it.

  4. These sound so quick , easy and delicious! I may just add the spices to this week's shopping list and give it a try this weekend!

  5. I have never heard of Za'atar. I'm ordering it today. I'm glad you have links showing where it is for sale and for how much! We get bored with the same chicken, same few meals. Loving ideas to switch it up a bit!

  6. Chicken is my favorite food, I love this recipe and it looks very good and it's not that hard to make, I will try it next week, Great Recipe

  7. Love that it includes a variety of spices and it seems to be light and healthy! I will have to try this out at my upcoming bbq get together for sure.

  8. This recipe looks and sounds amazing. I know what we are going to cook for our 4th of July cook out. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  9. I haven’t tried the chicken kebab za’atar but it looks really good, and it’s definitely something I want to try.

  10. Recipes like these are easy for me to substitute vegan ingredients for those that require me to do so. I'm always on the lookout for new recipes to try. Thank you for sharing!

  11. Za’atar is something I have never heard about. Your recipe looks quite good though. I like things nice and simple especially in warm weather.

  12. Yummy Chicken Kebabs With Za’atar Recipe seems terrific for the summer. I would love to make this for some relatives or guests.

  13. I have been looking for healthy great recipes for the grill and these sound amazing. Heading to the grocery store tonight to get somethings I need and make these this week!

  14. I love the sounds and look of the grilled hawiian bbq chicken. It looks very rich and saucy which is a great thing.

  15. These chicken kebabs look and sound amazing! I love that they are paired with fresh flavors and veggies! Kebabs are perfect for the Summer, and I love that the picky children can pick and choose what they want on their kebab! Def pinning this recipe!

  16. These chicken kebabs look and sound amazing! I love that they are paired with fresh flavors and veggies! Kebabs are perfect for the Summer, and I love that the picky children can pick and choose what they want on their kebab!

  17. We eat a lot of kebabs in the summer time. I always make it with a different marinade or spices. I can't wait to try this one!

  18. I've been looking for some different recipes to add to my menu planning and this one sounds like a keeper. Can't wait to try it.

  19. Beautiful photo! And what a great recipe. Flavorful but healthy. I love sesame seeds and za'atar is a new favorite spice blend!

  20. I've cooked a lot of different cuisines but I've never heard of Za’atar. I'll have to look for sumac because I've never used it before.

  21. Yum, these kebabs sound delicious! I am always looking for new ways to make chicken, thank you so much for sharing!

  22. My brother made something similar to this but he used Cajun seasonings to make it. Would love to try this recipe out someday!

  23. This sounds so good. I have never heard of this sauce before. It sounds great. I can't wait to give this a try and see how my family likes it. Thank you for sharing

  24. I love chicken kebabs! Great job on the pictures. They look so delicious! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the recipe! Will try this out.


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