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za'atar grilled chicken and pasta on the side

Za'atar Grilled Chicken and Pasta

Za'atar Grilled Chicken and Pasta is a recipe made with chicken breasts that are marinated in Za'atar seasoning, lemon and olive oil. 
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Course: Grilled
Cuisine: Middle Eastern-American
Keyword: chicken dinner, easy recipe, Grilled Chicken
Prep Time: 10 hours 47 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Laura Franco


To Marinate The Chicken

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • juice from 1 lemon

To Make This Recipe

  • 1-1/2 tbsp Za'atar spice blend
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 lb. Farfalle pasta
  • 1 cup frozen peas thawed at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • pasta water
  • lemon slices and parsley for garnish


To Marinate The Chicken

  • Add the olive oil, lemon juice, and za'atar to a zip-top bag
  • Add the chicken breasts, seal the bag and place them in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours.

To Cook The Chicken

  • Grill the chicken on medium heat until it' reaches an internal temperature of 165°. This usually takes 6-7 minutes per side.
  • Once the chicken is grilled, transfer it to a plate, cover with foil and let it rest.

To Cook The Pasta

  • Prepare the pasta 5 minutes less than the box directions

To Prepare the Full Dish

  • While pasta is cooking add the butter, lemon juice and wine to a stove-top skillet and turn the heat to low.
  • When the pasta is ready, add the pasta to the skillet and turn the heat up to medium-high.
  • Let the pasta continue to cook for 5 minutes so the juices reduce; add 1/4 cup of pasta water as needed to make sure there is enough liquid.
  • Add the frozen peas and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Serve with the chicken.