By winkki on December 05, 2003
Photo by loof
Photo by loof
"Our favorite recipe from our favorite Syrian-Lebanese cookbook, "Foods from Biblical Lands."The actual name is Djaj ma' limoon wa za' tar, but the kids call it "Arabic Chicken" and ask for it frequently. Save the leftover cooking juices to put over rice, potatoes, etc. (Actually, we use the marinade on potatoes, zukes, green beans..whatever we have and can throw in the oven). It's one of my standard potluck dishes and always gets raves (I use smaller chunks of chicken when cooking and then layer it over a 9x13 pan of rice pilaf for an easy self-serve dish). Also works to use packages of boneless, skinless chicken breasts (be careful not to overcook!). I've even been pressed for time and not broiled it and liked it just as much, or used it as marinade for grilled chicken...hard to mess this one up!"
Serving Size: 1 (651 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Made for I Recommend Tag. This was excellent. We loved the combination of lemon and thyme with the chicken. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs (that's our favorite) and as one other reviewer suggested, added more garlic (we love garlic). Thanks for posing this!"
"This is a good basic chicken marinade! I used boneless skinless breasts, marinated for about 7 hours, then grilled and the chicken came out very moist. The thyme and lemon paired well together but I think I'll use more garlic next time. Thanks for posting your recipe!"
"The day I made this I had a cold and couldn't taste anything, but everyone thought it was great! I used 8 split chicken breasts and halved the marinade recipe. I then baked them on a cookie sheet for 45 minutes then broiled them on lo for 10 minutes. It tasted even better the next day on sandwiches with mayo and provolone cheese. Will definately make again!"
"My husband is Brazilian and does nnot care for meat dishes with a sweet flavour. This is a nice savoury dish. He complimented it--which he does not often do. I shall make it again."
"This chicken was delicious! I used 14 wings and marinaded it over night. I absolutely loved it. Lemon and thyme tastes yummy together. DH loved it as well."
"This was absolutely delicious. Right from the start we knew it was going to be good because it smelled incredible just as a marinade. Thank you for sharing this yummy chicken recipe. I used fresh garlic instead of garlic powder, but followed the rest."
"This was easy to make and tastes good that even my DH liked it. A good OAMC recipe. Thanks. Will make this again."
"I must be the weird one because I thought these spices together were not very pleasant. The odor filled the house for a few days. Oh well."
"Was very simple to make and very good in its taste too. I had reduced the amount of lemon juice to 1/2 cup and added salt to it. Loved the aroma. Thanks a lot.Will make this often."
"I cannot begin to tell you all how lovely this simple dish was...Absolutely marvellous....!!!It is one of those dishes which deserve recognition becasue it is sooooooooo simple and yet sooooooo delicious...I made it as directed but with the addition of salt and a little pepper..The union of lemon with thyme was awesome..I definitely recommend it to all for its sheer simplicity,taste and a satifying experience..!!"
"My husband gave this recipe two thumbs up! I made a half quantity just for us using chicken legs and I used fresh garlic instead of garlic powder. I cooked the chicken in a covered baking dish. It was cooked through after 45 minutes, so I removed the lid and let it brown the last 15 minutes. It came out nice and crispy. I had the leftovers for lunch the next day - yummy!"
"I have had this in holding for ever and I wish I would have made it sooner. It is delicious."