Pressure Cooker Za’atar Chicken with Lemony Rice

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Rated 4.0 based on 7 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Za’atar Chicken with Lemony Rice
Pressure Cooker Za’atar Chicken with Lemony Rice


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Mealthy Tip

You can buy prepared za'atar spice mixture at groceries carrying Middle Eastern items, or you can make your own at home! Sumac is another flavorful and versatile spice that you won't regret adding to your collection!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 543 calories; 25g fat; 23.2g carbohydrates; 58g protein; 273mg cholesterol; 805mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 543 Calories from Fat229
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 39%
Saturated Fat7g 33%
Trans Fat0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat5.4g
Monounsaturated Fat13.2g
Cholesterol 273mg 91%
Sodium 805mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 23.2g 8%
Dietary Fiber2g 8%
Protein 58g
Vitamin A18% Vitamin C13%
Calcium5% Iron24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Hector Jonass says:

This was so delicious, I made it again two days later! Highty recommend serving with flatbread and plain yogurt topped with za'atar and olive oil. Can't have too much za'atar, apparently. Hard to believe how quickly it came together. Phenomenal!

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McKenzie C says:

I've always wanted to try za'atar, and was finally able to find the spice mix at an international market. There's definitely no substitute for this ingredient or sumac. Making rice and chicken in the pressure cooker at the same time is so easy. Normally I have to tweak recipes some, but this was perfect. I served it with flat bread and a tabouli salad, it was great.

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Melissa P says:

Made my husband go to world market to buy these spices. We made the chicken only, not the rice, and used the meat to wrap up in pita bread. Really good!

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Garcia B says:

I tried this with chicken breast and did a homemade spice mix. I also used basmati rice, no lemon, and served it with a tabouli salad. These spices are great and the chicken and rice were well done.

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Blakely James says:

Skipped the sumac and used extra za'atar. I'm addicted to that spice right now, using it on everything. This isn't your average chicken and rice dish, it's so flavorful. I paired it with wine, and enjoyed it on the patio with my beaux.

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Dat Boi says:

What nonsense. Was clenching my bunghole nervously because there wasn't enough moisture in this recipe. 1.5 cup broth v 2.25 cups rice???!! Shit would be dryer than grandma's pussy. Thankfully my boy instant pot had my back and shut down after sensing an incoming burn that was only a bit less intense than the one you're reading now. 0/5, you're a young man/woman reader and you've got your whole life ahead of you, don't do it.

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Mary Raimo says:

Sorry, this was the worst dinner ever. I followed the directions to a T and it kept reading ”BURN FOOD”. After working all-day this took a lot longer than I wanted to spend on dinner. I had to take it out of the pot and put it in a pan to finish cooking. I had to add more stock to finish the rice. Finally, dinner was done and no one not even myself has anything good to say. The taste was very bland and tasteless. Don't waste your time with this recipe.