Za’atar chicken skewers with lentil and vegetable tagine

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Za’atar chicken skewers with lentil and vegetable tagine

Za’atar chicken skewers with lentil and vegetable tagine

Gluten-Free Friendly, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Mediterranean, Lean & Clean, <600 Calories, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 440 Calories/Serving

25–40 Minutes

Put the fork down. This one's for all you finger foodies out there. These chicken skewers are just as healthy as they are fun.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 1 organic yellow onion or shallots
  • 1 or 2 organic carrots (about 5 ounces total)
  • 1 organic zucchini or other summer squash
  • 1 cup cooked black lentils
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
  • Wooden skewers
  • 1½ teaspoons za’atar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • Tagine spice blend (baharat - coriander - cumin)
  • 1 organic lemon
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh flat-leaf parsley

Nutrition per serving

Calories 440, Total Fat 8g (10% DV), Sat. Fat 1.5g (8% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 125mg (42% DV), Sodium 190mg (8% DV), Total Carb. 41g (15% DV), Fiber 13g (46% DV), Total Sugars 12g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 50g

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Prep the vegetables

Heat the oven to 350°F.
  • Peel and coarsely chop enough onion to measure 1 cup [2 cups].
  • Scrub or peel the carrots and trim the ends; cut the carrots into quarters lengthwise, then crosswise into ¼-inch pieces.
  • Trim the ends from the zucchini; cut the zucchini in half lengthwise, then crosswise into ¼-inch-thick half-moons.
  • Rinse the lentils.


Prep and cook the chicken

  • Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel. Cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces; season with salt and pepper. Thread the chicken onto the wooden skewers.
In a large ovenproof frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 teaspoons oil until hot but not smoking. Working in batches if needed, add the chicken skewers and cook, turning occasionally, until lightly browned but not yet cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes (see Chef’s Tip). Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until the chicken is cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer the chicken skewers to a plate and sprinkle with the za’atar.
While the chicken cooks, cook the lentil and vegetable tagine.


Cook the tagine

In a medium frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 2 to 3 teaspoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the onion, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the carrots and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the zucchini and cook until starting to soften, 1 to 2 minutes.
Stir in the tomato paste and tagine spice blend and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the lentils and ½ cup [1 cup] water and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the vegetables are tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
When the vegetables are almost done, prepare the garnishes.


Prep the garnishes

  • Cut the lemon into wedges. [Cut 1 lemon into wedges; save the remaining lemon.]
  • Strip the parsley leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves.


Transfer the chicken skewers and lentil and vegetable tagine to individual plates. Garnish with the parsley and serve with the lemon wedges.
Kids Can!
  • Measure the onion.
  • Rinse the lentils.
  • Strip the parsley leaves.
  • Garnish with parsley and lemon.