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The best chicken ever or as my friend likes to call it…”el mejor put@ pollo”😂.

El Mejor Put* Pollo

By Nadia Aidi
The best chicken ever or as my friend likes to call it…”el mejor put@ pollo”😂


  • 8 bone-in & skin on chicken thighs
  • 1 1/4 cup plain or greek yogurt
  • 1/4 c caper brine
  • 3 tbsp za’atar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 large garlic clove, grated
  • 1 meyer lemon, zest & juice
  • 1/4 c capers
  • 3 tbsp olive oil + more for cooking
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 4-5 tbsp cold unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp honey


  • Mix yogurt, caper brine, olive oil, lemon zest, grated garlic, 1 tsp salt and za’atar. Add in chicken and let sit for 1-4 hrs
  • Place chicken in a cookie sheet, sprinkle some salt on the top and roast at 425 for 35-45 min and broil 1-2 min to get extra crispy skin. Basting once or twice
  • With a bit of olive oil sautee the shallots and capers for 2 min on medium, add in wine and reduce by 3/4. Squeeze lemon, add honey, a bit of salt and cook 1-2 min. Turn heat off and add butter, emulsify until you get a creamy sauce
  • Serve sauce on the bottom to keep your chicken skin crispy!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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