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Harissa Chicken Recipe
5 from 9 votes

Harissa Chicken

The chicken thighs are roasted in a flavorful harissa marinade sauce along with healthy vegetables. The chicken meat is both juicy and tender!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Marinating Time: 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine North African
Servings 8
Calories 70 kcal


  • 8 pieces bone-in chicken thighs, (about 4 pounds)
  • 6 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt , (see notes)
  • 4 tablespoon Harissa paste, (recommended: Trader's Joe Harrisa Paste)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoon 100% honey
  • 2 teaspoon dried rosemary, (or about 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon salt, (or use less or more according to your liking)


  • 1 extra large green bell pepper , (cut the pepper into medium strips).
  • 1 extra large red bell pepper, (cut the pepper into medium strips).
  • 1 large red onion , (cut into big chunks)
  • Green Olives


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Place a ziplock bag over a bowl. Add to it yogurt, harissa paste, minced garlic, dried rosemary, cinnamon, smoked paprika, honey, oil, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  • Add chicken thighs into the ziplock, then seal tightly and spread the paste all over the chicken. Give it a quick massage so the meat is fully covered with the marinade sauce.
  • Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes or up to 2 hours in the fridge.
  • Transfer the chicken thighs with skin side up onto a large sheet pan. Roast the chicken for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the heat, then toss the red onion, bell peppers lightly. .
  • Put the pan back into the oven. Cook for 20 minutes or longer or until the thermometer reads 165°F
  • Turn off the oven, remove the chicken from the oven and add some fresh olives (optional) before serving.



You can substitute Greek yogurt with regular yogurt if that's what is in your fridge.


Calories: 70kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 689mgPotassium: 135mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 695IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Harissa Chicken, Harissa Paste
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