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Sheet pan with baked butternut squash, onion, and za'atar chicken.
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One Pan Za'atar Chicken Bake

Get inspired by Middle Eastern flavors with this one pan za'atar chicken bake. It's easy to whip up and is so delicious, especially with a drizzle of tahini dressing. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: za'atar chicken
Servings: 3
Calories: 408kcal


  • 1 butternut squash peeled and chopped into small, bite-size pieces (about 3-4 cups)
  • 1 red onion roughly chopped
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • zest of one lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons za’atar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • zesty tahini dressing for serving


  • Preheat oven to 425° F.
  • Whisk together olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, za'atar, salt and pepper in a small bowl to make the marinade. Reserve 2 Tablespoons to use on the veggies.
  • Coat chicken in the remaining marinade and let sit for at least 30-60 minutes and up to 24 hours; letting the chicken marinate longer will impart more flavor. Toss butternut and red onion in the reserved 2 Tablespoons of marinade.
  • Add butternut and onion mixture to a large baking sheet (for easy cleanup, line sheet with parchment or a silicone liner). Create space between the veggies and place marinated chicken on the sheet as well. Place in the preheated oven, uncovered. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until butternut squash pieces are easily pierced with a fork and chicken is cooked through. Serve immediately. Drizzle chicken and veggies with tahini dressing, if using.



Feel free to swap tofu for the chicken to make a vegetarian/vegan version of this recipe!


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 403mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g