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One Pan Chicken Potato Bake With Zaatar. All in one chicken, potatoes, onions, olives, garlic, tomatoes and a unique spice blend hit the oven for a busy day dinner like no other! Quick, easy, DELICIOUS and a must try recipe! www.twopurplefigs.com

One Pan Chicken Potato Bake With Zaatar

This easy One Pan Chicken Potato Bake with Za'atar spice, lemon and garlic is the perfect way to mix up your dinner routine! All ingredients are simply tossed, then baked in the oven until the chicken is tender and the potato wedges golden crispy. A simple yet special family favourite! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword chicken and potatoes, one-pan chicken dinner, roasted chicken with zaatar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 424 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 2 purple onions sliced
  • 1 head garlic peeled and cloves smashed
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 8 sprig fresh thyme
  • 4 large Russet potatoes cut up into wedges
  • 1 large whole chicken cut up into 8 pieces
  • 1 cup Zaatar Spice blend
  • 1 teaspoon salt more or less to your taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 420 degrees F.
  2. Arrange the onions, garlic, cherry tomatoes, lemon and kalamata olives on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of Zaatar spice, a pinch of salt and a drizzle of olive oil (1 teaspoon). Toss them well.
  3. Rub the chicken pieces with 2/3 cup of Zaatar spice, a tablespoon of olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Rub the spice over the chicken and underneath the skin as best as you can.
  4. Then layer the chicken over the onion mixture on half of the baking sheet.
  5. Rub the potatoes with the remaining zaatar, olive oil and spice.
  6. Layer the potatoes over the onion mixture on the other half of the baking sheet.
  7. Bake the pan for 40 minutes until golden crisp and cooked through. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • You can find Zaatar in many stores but if you want to make Zaatar from scratch, you can check out this Labneh with Mint Olive Zaatar topping recipe.
  • ANY of your favorite spices will make this chicken potato bake a fantastic dinner! Spice up your onions, tomatoes, garlic, olives etc. with the same spice blend you’re using on your chicken.
  • Cut up your chicken to approximately the same sizes, leaving the bones in for maximum flavor.
  • Layer the chicken pieces over the onion mix, and the potatoes on the other half of the sheet pan. Do not overlap chicken and potatoes because they will end up a bit soggy.
  • If you feel like a special treat, drizzle the chicken with a bit of my Honey Greek Salad dressing when it’s done for more flavor, and serve it with a healthy Greek salad.
Nutrition Facts
One Pan Chicken Potato Bake With Zaatar
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 868mg38%
Potassium 1737mg50%
Carbohydrates 78g26%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 49mg59%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.