Keto Whole Roasted Za'atar Chicken

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  • prep time

    prep time

    10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    1 h 30 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    1 h 40 min

Keto Whole Roasted Za'atar Chicken

10 ratings

It doesn’t get any easier than roasting a whole chicken. All you need to do is pat the chicken dry, smear it with some fat, salt and spices. The key to getting a perfectly cooked chicken is using a thermometer to check for doneness. Once the thickest part of the chicken (usually the thigh or breast) reaches 165 F, the chicken is done. It’ll be so hot, juicy and delicious and you can pair it with so many vegetables and sides.

  • Net Carbs

    0.5 g

  • Fiber

    0.5 g

  • Total Carbs

    1 g

  • Protein

    35 g

  • Fats

    36.3 g

466 cals

Keto Whole Roasted Za'atar Chicken

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  • Whole Chicken by Kroger

    Whole Chicken by Kroger

    4 pound

  • Butter


    2 tablespoon

  • Kosher Salt

    Kosher Salt

    1 tbsp

  • Za'atar Seasoning

    4 Tablespoon

Recipe Steps

steps 3

1 h 40 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat an oven to 425F. Remove chicken from packaging and pat dry with paper towels. Truss chicken so wings are tucked in and legs are tied together.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Smear softened butter over chicken and sprinkle with salt and za’atar seasoning on the front and back.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Roast chicken for about 1 ½ hours until cooked through and the temp in the thickest part of the chicken has reached 165 F.
    Step 3

Comments 28

  • GorgeousCauliflower838703

    GorgeousCauliflower838703 3 months ago

    What is za'atar seasoning? I've never heard of sumac or marjoram, but apparently that's in it?

    • varissul

      varissul a year ago

      The temperature and time are too high. If you're going for a nice crispy crust, keep the temperature at 425 for the first 20 - 30 minutes, then turn down the temp to 350. Otherwise, you'll have a dry bird. If you don't have a meat thermometer: the bird is done when you can easily move the leg and thigh by pulling them down towards the pan. Allow the bird to rest for at least 20 minutes, covered partially with aluminum foil after you remove it from the oven. This will give the meat time to soak back in the juices and even the temperature.

      • Magee56

        Magee56 5 months ago

        I cooked mine in roaster at 325 for 2 hours covered. Then take out and tent with tin foil till the gravy is made.

    • RousingRadish414370

      RousingRadish414370 2 years ago

      This was amazing!!

      • PropitiousKale845832

        PropitiousKale845832 3 years ago

        Want to try this recipe, where do I get the seasoning?

        • SpectacularRadish640564

          SpectacularRadish640564 a year ago

          Fresh Thyme

        • SuperArugula613162

          SuperArugula613162 2 years ago

          I found it at Fred Meyer which is part of the Kroger Grocery chain.

        • Sandee1951

          Sandee1951 2 years ago

          Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s have it

        • SpectacularRadish411997

          SpectacularRadish411997 3 years ago

          I got mine at a whole food co op. But the grocery store has it and it's with the spices but in a box instead of a jar.

      • Ayotte 5girls

        Ayotte 5girls 3 years ago

        So amazing

        • Zepia

          Zepia 3 years ago

          Delicious, Quick and very easy.

          • Nena

            Nena 4 years ago

            How much is considered one serving?

            • FavorableMacadamia453439

              FavorableMacadamia453439 2 years ago

              Responding to SplendidArugula991249… Thank you! Seems like that information should be posted under the recipe and before the comments… I would have totally missed it!

            • SplendidArugula991249

              SplendidArugula991249 3 years ago

              Serving Size: 1 Servings Serving Weight: 3.5oz (100g) Scroll down; It is just below the comments; "Nutrition Facts"

            • mama

              mama 4 years ago

              well the recipe says it serves 8 and the chicken is 4 lbs or 64 oz so thats a half a lb or 8 oz per serving

            • NaNaOpps

              NaNaOpps 4 years ago

              I wish recipes like this would list the ounces per serving.

          • JohnM

            JohnM 4 years ago

            OMFG this was good

            • Saljos96

              Saljos96 2 years ago

              there is no need to swear

            • JohnM

              JohnM 4 years ago

              I didn’t have za’atar seasoning but used a recipe off the Internet for it instead. No carb problem as it’s all spices and so on low bulk. But didn’t have the sumac in the za’atar recipe so used half a lemon mutilated in a blender with a pile of fresh ground pepper. Flavour was out of this world.

          • Yolybeths

            Yolybeths 4 years ago

            Can I replace Zataar with something else? Will it change the macros?

            • SplendidArugula993286

              SplendidArugula993286 5 months ago

              No. I salt the chicken and "stuff" it with celery tops onion and fresh rosemary. So good!

          • Squashberries

            Squashberries 4 years ago

            When roasting the chicken in the oven, should it be covered or uncovered?

            • varissul

              varissul a year ago


          • rtolbert3

            rtolbert3 5 years ago

            If I want to spatchcock the chicken, I think I have to reduce the cooking time, don’t I? I am going to check my thigh temp at around an hour. I’m looking forward to tonight’s dinner!


     5 years ago

              Since I have to be cooking for only 1 person, I found cornish hens to be just the ticket for this. A one pound cornish hen gives a half pound single serving after cooking. I just toss two into a slow cooker and I have my two meals for the week that include this recipe.

              • Ayedub

                Ayedub 5 years ago

                The Cornish hens are a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

              • Anonymous

                Anonymous 5 years ago

                how do you do it in your slow cooker?

              • TinkerBash

                TinkerBash 5 years ago

                Thank you! I'm also cooking for one, so this info helped a lot and kept me from buying a whole chicken for just me! Lol!