This is a sponsored post in partnership with SVO Farmer Focus. All opinions are my own.
I’m sharing with you roasted za’atar chicken wraps today because (besides being little bites of goodness):
- They are travel-friendly,
- Za’atar + Farmer Focus boneless, skinless chicken thighs is an out of this world combination!
In this area, warm weather means more outdoor activities (hello, pool; I am looking at you) and also traveling.
When we were growing up, my parents would always try to get us out on the weekends and we would always go on road trips to various landmarks around the Virginia/DC-area.
To make things healthier and, honestly, cheaper, my mom would always pack travel-friendly snacks and lunches.
I remember the red and white cooler that my parents would have in the seat between my brother and I that was filled with juice pouches, water, and fruit snacks.
The blue and white cooler was filled with ice packs that kept our sandwiches and other perishables chilled.
To avoid situations where I have to lug around a cooler and remember to freeze ice packs, I try to make recipes that can sit out for several hours without worry of spoilage.
This roasted za’atar chicken wrap can sit for 3-4 hours safely.
There is no dairy and nothing really that can spoil from a car trip — well, obviously use common sense and don’t leave it in the heat or direct sunlight.
Of course, if you are more on the err of the side of caution, you don’t have to do what I do. You are your own person and can make decisions yourself on what is safe for you and your family.
I grew up in a family where we would leave food sitting out for hours and hours.
In Taiwan, my aunts and uncles would have lunch and then cover their food with a mesh net on the dining table and have it out until dinner.
Let’s make these roasted za’atar chicken wraps!
Okay, first thing to do for these roasted za’atar chicken wraps is to marinate the Farmer Focus boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
The best part of Farmer Focus packaging for their chicken? You can do it ALL in the plastic tray.
I love that it’s an easy open seal but hands down the best is the fact that the plastic tray can double as a prep container.
Less mess + less cleanup = happy cooking!
Partnering with Farmer Focus
I’ve been working with Farmer Focus for two years now and it’s honestly one of the longest standing and best partnerships I’ve had.
I truly love the people behind the company and the farmers.
Farmer Focus works closely with local farmers and they produce organic, non-GMO, certified humane chicken at an incredibly affordable price. I love that everyone can have access to high-quality organic protein.
Beyond the clean flavor, it’s so nice to know exactly which farm your chicken came from.
Being able to locate your food source’s origin is so important to me.
On every single package of Farmer Focus chicken, there is a Farm ID and you can go to their website, type it in, and it pulls up the pictures and information about the exact farm and farmer that raised your chicken! The package I used had Farm ID: TURN, if you want to give it a try!
What is za’atar?
It is a Middle Eastern spice that typically includes sumac, sesame seeds, dried thyme, and dried marjoram.
What does za’atar taste like?
To me, it’s an earthy flavor with undertones of lemon and I think that’s from the sumac.
When put on chicken, it really brings out the flavor.
Can I use chicken breasts?
You can but I love chicken thighs/dark meat because they retain moisture so much better.
Can I use another type of protein?
Chicken is the best protein, in my opinion.
I don’t like sweet potatoes.
You can substitute it for regular potatoes.
Is there another type of rice I can use?
Any kind of rice works in this.
Is there another type of sauce I can use?
The herbed tahini sauce pairs really well with the other flavors of this wrap, which is why I chose it so I suggest using it or something similar.
If you don’t want to make the herbed tahini sauce, you can just use tahini because it doesn’t require refrigeration.
Can I use mayonnaise or another type of spread?
I would stay away from egg-based spreads or any spreads that may need refrigeration since this is a travel-friendly recipe.
What kind of wraps can I use?
Flour tortillas warmed up are the easiest to create the wraps but if you want to use corn tortillas, you can too but it might not wrap as easily.
How long can I keep these at room temperature?
I kept them for 6 hours but if you are more cautious, then 3-4 hours.
Can I freeze these?
You could, I haven’t tried myself, but from knowledge, you will want to wrap the wraps tightly with foil and reheat in the toaster oven or oven.
Other SVO Farmer Focus recipes to enjoy:
- Grilled Peri Peri Drumsticks
- Easy Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowls
- Creamy Skillet Mushroom Chicken
- Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken with Green Beans
- More recipes from SVO Farmer Focus
Roasted Za'atar Chicken Wraps
For the chicken seasoning:
- 1 1/2 tablespoon za'atar
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- Kosher salt
For the rest of the dish:
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- Roasted sweet potatoes (I used 1 medium sized one)
- 1/2 cup cooked wild rice
- Herbed tahini spread
- In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients for the chicken seasoning. It will look like it's not enough but trust me, it is!
- In the tray of the chicken thighs (or a large bowl), pour the seasoning mix the chicken and massage it throughout the chicken on both sides thoroughly. Cover and let marinate overnight or at least 6 hours.
- While the chicken is marinating, you could prep/make the rice and sweet potatoes and set aside for later.
- Once it has been done marinating, heat up a large skillet over high heat then add a bit of avocado oil (or whatever cooking oil you like).
- When the oil is hot, add the chicken thighs and brown on both sides then reduce heat and cook chicken until cooked through.
- Once chicken is cooked through, let cool on cutting board then dice into cubes.
- To assemble the wraps, warm up the tortillas in the microwave then lay one tortilla flat on work surface. Spread a little bit of herbed tahini sauce on the bottom of the tortilla.
- Start to layer with rice, sweet potato, and chicken. Be as generous as you want.
- Roll the wraps tightly and push filling into the wrap as you roll. It's okay if some falls out.
- To hold together, you can use a toothpick or just place seam side down on cutting board. Slice in half then wrap with foil or similar and repeat until all has been rolled!