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Harissa Chicken Recipe + Video

Harissa chicken is spicy, tender, and delicious in the best way possible! Get your taste buds tingling with this easy grilled recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Marinating Time30 mins
Total Time43 mins
Servings: 5
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Kevin


  • 2 lbs chicken thighs boneless skinless
  • ½ cup harissa paste
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 lemons
  • 2 plum tomatoes sliced lengthwise
  • chopped cilantro for garnish


  • To a medium bowl, add harissa paste, honey, olive oil, paprika, black pepper and juice from 1 lemon. Whisk ingredients to combine.
  • Use paper towels to pat boneless skinless chicken thighs dry. Use tip of knife to make small slits over the thick parts for marinade penetration. Season both sides with kosher salt. Place in the bowl with harissa mixture and turn to coat evenly. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or lid and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cut the remaining 3 lemons in half for grilling and preheat grill to 350°-375°F.
  • Grill chicken thighs for 4 minutes on each side. In the last 3 minutes of grilling, add the lemons and tomatoes to the grill.
  • Remove all foods from grill and allow to rest 5 minutes. Serve immediately with garnish of chopped cilantro and extra harissa paste on the side.



Serving: 6oz | Sodium: 531mg | Calcium: 51mg | Vitamin C: 54mg | Vitamin A: 851IU | Sugar: 20g | Fiber: 5g | Potassium: 756mg | Cholesterol: 172mg | Calories: 378kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fat: 14g | Protein: 37g | Carbohydrates: 29g | Iron: 3mg