Za’atar Grilled Chicken Tenders with Yogurt Sauce

...and yet the experimentation with  Za'atar continues... 

This time I was thinking Middle-Eastern traveling due North (once again) to Greece. How about seasoning some chicken very simply with za'atar for just a hint of seasoning? And why not serve it with some tzatziki-style yogurt.

Grilled chicken and yogurt is a no-brainer. Both healthy. Both tasty. Together, a simple and refreshing summer dinner.

Za’atar Grilled Chicken Tenders with Yogurt Sauce
3-4 servings
For the chicken:
1 lb boneless Chicken Tenders
2 T olive oil
¼ C fresh lemon juice
Sea Salt & Pepper
2 T – 3 T Za’atar seasoning

Cucumber yogurt sauce:
6-8 oz plain Greek yogurt
¼ C diced English (seedless) cucumber
1 T chopped fresh mint
1 T fresh lemon juice
Salt & Pepper to taste

Combine chicken tenders with oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and za’atar in a large Ziploc bag. Marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Meanwhile, mix together the yogurt sauce ingredients. Cover and chill.

Let chicken rest at room temperature at least 10 minutes while the grill or grill pan heats up. Grill on each side until cooked through, about 5-6 minutes per side.

Serve hot grilled chicken with a bowl yogurt sauce on the side.


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