feature: Harissa Chicken Recipe (an easy & delicious Mediterranean recipe)

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Harissa is a hot pepper paste. It’s typically made with roasted red chili peppers, Baklouti peppers, or serrano peppers. Spices and herbs are often added such as garlic, caraway, coriander, cumin, mint, and more.

This fiery chicken dish is a delight. Serve this with a dollop of full-fat Greek yogurt to cut some of the heat.

Yield: 4

Harissa Chicken Recipe

Recipe Card: Harissa Chicken Recipe (an easy & delicious Mediterranean recipe)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 4 Chicken Breasts, boneless & skinless 2 tbsp Olive Oil, divided
  • 1 Lemons, juiced
  • 2 tbsp Harissa Paste (or to taste)
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes, diced
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • 1 can Chickpeas, drained
  • 1/3 cup Feta Cheese, crumbled 1/4 cup Green Olives, chopped


    1. Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C.
    2. In a large bowl, mix chicken, 1 tbsp oil, lemon juice, harissa paste, honey, salt, and pepper. Toss until evenly coated.
      Optional: marinate for 30 minutes to overnight.
    3. In a separate bowl, toss 1 tbsp oil, salt, pepper, sweet potatoes, onions, and chickpeas.
    4. In a large lined oven-safe dish, arrange chicken & potatoes in a single layer.
    5. Roast for 40 to 45 minutes, flipping once halfway through cooking. Chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165°F/75°C).
    6. Remove from oven and top with feta and olives.


Harissa paste is a very spicy (and delicious) African seasoning. You can substitute hot sauce, chili paste, or chili oil for it.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 Leg

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 512Total Fat: 15.7gSaturated Fat: 4.5gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 468mgCarbohydrates: 57.2gNet Carbohydrates: 48.3gFiber: 8.9gSugar: 7.3gProtein: 36.3g

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Harissa paste is so good! Once you get some and start using it, you’ll want to add it to everything!

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