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Charred Zhoug Chicken with Lemon Dill Cream

by jbenes
Trader Joe's Zhoug Chicken
Yield: 2 Servings

Charred Zhoug Chicken with Lemon Dill Cream

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

I'm a huge fan of cilantro and jalapeno. I stumbled upon the zhoug sauce at Trader Joe's and have been putting it on everything. I used to make my own herb marinades for pan searing chicken, but this is a quick and easy alternative. The bold and bright flavors really complement the savory chicken thighs.

These miso sesame brussel sprouts make a great side to the zhoug chicken.


Zhoug Chicken

  • Trader Joe's zhoug sauce
  • 2 chicken thighs

Lemon Dill Cream

  • 1 lemon's juice
  • 1 tbs sour cream
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 clove of grated garlic


  1. Coat the chicken thighs in the zhoug sauce, let it marinade for 5-15 minutes.
  2. Heat a skillet on high heat. Once hot, add a drizzle of olive oil.
  3. Put the chicken thighs skin-side down into the skillet until charred. I did 7 minutes each side.
  4. Mix the cream ingredients together including the lemon juice.
  5. Let the chicken cool for 5 minutes, coat in the sauce.


Zhoug sauce from Trader Joe's is a Yemini-inspired sauce. It's like a spicy pesto.

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Nutrition Information


2 servings

Serving Size

1 serving

Amount Per Serving Calories 407Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 172mgSodium 594mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 3gSugar 19gProtein 32g

Nutrition information is a best guess and is not guaranteed.

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