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Za'atar Chicken with Charred Lemon, Roasted Turnips (Keto)

Za'atar Chicken with peppers, onions, lemon and olive oil. Keto Friendly, Paleo, Whole 30 friendly.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 2 pounds of chicken pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 turnips or potatoes cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup za'atar ORDER HERE
  • 1 lemon sliced thinly


  • Salt chicken pieces one day in advance if you have the time.
  • Take chicken out one to two hours in advance of baking.
  • I tend to leave the salt on the chicken. If you didn't do this step, salt chicken.
  • Trim bell pepper and seed. Cut bell pepper and onion into strips and slices.
  • Place on bottom of pan. Drizzle olive oil over the pieces.
  • Place the chicken on top of the vegetables, skin side up.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the chicken pieces.
  • Sprinkle za'atar over chicken generously.
  • Place lemon slices on top.
  • Add in turnips or potatoes in between chicken pieces, making sure they also are covered with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or until chicken has internal temperature of 165 degrees F.