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Grilled Harissa Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Marinating Time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
This simple grilled harissa chicken dinner starts with jarred harissa sauce and has just a few additional ingredients, making it a meal that is easy to pull off any day of the week.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: Chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 480 kcal
  • 6 tbsp harissa chili paste
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 to 4 pounds bone-in chicken thighs breasts or a combination
  1. Combine the harissa, cumin, paprika and olive oil in a large bowl. Toss the chicken pieces into the marinade to coat and set aside in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 8 hours.
  2. Pre-heat your outdoor grill for at least 10 minutes, until you can only hold your hand 1 inch above the grill grates for 2 to 3 seconds before you want to pull it away.
  3. When you are ready to cook, remove the chicken from the marinade and place them on the grill plate. Grill for 6 to 8 minutes per side, seasoning with salt as you grill. The chicken should be firm to the touch and have an internal temperature of 165˚ F when cooked through.
  4. Remove the chicken from the grill and set them aside to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Harissa Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 189mg63%
Sodium 350mg15%
Potassium 456mg13%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 296IU6%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.