November Recipes

Za'atar Roasted Chicken Dinner

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A serving tray of Za'atar Roasted Chicken Dinner, consisting of a roasted chicken, roasted potatoes and a dipping sauce.
Hands On:
15 minutes
Total Time:
125 minutes


  • ⅓ cup Hy-Vee plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup cucumber, seeded and coarsely shredded
  • 1 tsp fresh dill, chopped, plus additional for garnish
  • ¼ tsp Hy-Vee reconstituted 100% lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp salt-free za'atar seasoning
  • 1 tsp Hy-Vee salt
  • ¾ tsp Hy-Vee black pepper, divided
  • 1 (4½- to 4¾-lb.) Hy-Vee fresh 100% natural whole chicken
  • 4 tbsp Gustare Vita olive oil, divided
  • 1 ½ lb B-size gold potatoes, quartered
  • 12 oz carrots, peeled, halved crosswise and lengthwise
  • 1 tsp Hy-Vee garlic salt
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Preheat oven to 375°. Spray a large shallow roasting pan with nonstick spray; set aside.
For tzatziki sauce, stir together yogurt, cucumber, 1 teaspoon dill and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate. Stir together za'atar seasoning, salt and ½ teaspoon pepper; set aside.
Remove giblets from chicken; discard or set aside for another use. Pat chicken inside and outside completely dry with paper towels. Rub outside of chicken with 1½ tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle and rub za'atar mixture over outside of chicken. Tie drumsticks together with kitchen string; twist wing tips under back. Place chicken, breast side up, in prepared roasting pan.
Roast chicken for 45 minutes. Place potatoes and carrots in a large bowl. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil; sprinkle with garlic salt and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper. Toss to coat.
Arrange vegetable around chicken. Drizzle remaining ½ tablespoon olive oil over chicken. Continue roasting for 35 to 45 minutes or until chicken reaches 170° in thickest part of thigh. Transfer chicken to a cutting board; loosely cover with foil and let rest. Remove and discard cooking juices from pan.
Increase oven temperature to 425°. Stir vegetables in pan and roast for 10 to 15 minutes more or until lightly browned and fork-tender.
To serve, arrange chicken and vegetables on a serving platter. Serve with tzatziki sauce. Garnish with additional dill, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 37g 47%
Saturated Fat: 8g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 81mg 27%
Sodium: 1194mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate: 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber: 5g 18%
Sugars: 7g 14%
Protein: 25g 50%

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