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Spicy Harissa Grilled Chicken

Spicy grilled chicken with harissa paste, spring mix, cucumber and grape tomatoes served on pita bread. Cook this tasty harissa chicken for your weeknight dinner.

Harissa chicken served on pita bread.

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Spicy Harissa Grilled Chicken Recipe

Texture: crunchy, crisp.
Taste: a little spicy with harissa paste, salty.
Simplicity: very simple to make, grill chicken and pita, make salad.
Meal Type: dinner.

How to make Spicy Harissa Sauce

  1. (Full recipe below). Prepare greek yogurt, harissa paste, salt and pepper.
  2. Stir all ingredients together to make the sauce.

Ingredients: veggies, sauce, yogurt, poultry and pita.

How to make Grilled Chicken

  1. Prepare rest of ingredients to make the dish. Chicken thighs (boneless), garlic, oil, parsley, pita bread, white wine vinegar, sugar, spring mix, mini cucumber, grape tomatoes, salt and pepper.
  2. In a medium bowl combine chicken with half harissa and yogurt sauce, toss it. Grill the chicken.
  3. In a small bowl mix minced garlic with oil and parsley, season with salt and pepper. Spread on pita bread, grill.
  4. In a large bowl combine white wine vinegar with sugar and oil. Add spring mix, cucumber and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Spread some harissa sauce on grilled pita, add sliced chicken and salad.

Harissa Chicken Tips

  • Don’t overcook the chicken, because it will become chewy. Usually 6-8 minutes at 400 F per side should be enough.
  • Marinate the chicken in half of the harissa and greek yogurt sauce, keep the rest for extra sauce to top your pita bread and chicken.
  • If you don’t have fresh parsley you can use the dried one, but the fresh parsley adds extra flavor that makes the dish amazing.

Grilled chicken with harissa and lettuce.

Harissa Chicken Faq’s

What is harissa sauce made of? Roasted peppers, chili peppers, garlic, coriander, caraway, cumin and oil. Also, you can use ingredients like tomato paste, vinegar and lemon juice.

How long do you grill chicken? You should grill the chicken for 6 to 8 minutes at 400 F on each side. Keep an eye on the chicken while grilling.

How to serve grilled chicken with harissa sauce? Spread spicy harissa sauce on grilled pita bread, top it with sliced chicken and lettuce with sliced cucumber and grape tomatoes.

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Spicy Harissa Grilled Chicken

Grilled chicken with spicy harissa sauce served on pita bread and topped with spring mix.
Prep Time22 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 867kcal
Author: Ilona

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs boneless, skinless
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. harissa paste
  • 2 Tbsp. oil divided
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tsp. parsley chopped, divided
  • 2 pita breads
  • 1 1/2 cup spring mix
  • 1 cucumber mini, sliced
  • 3/4 cup grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper divided

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to 400 F.
  • In a small bowl mix greek yogurt with harissa paste, season with salt and pepper.
  • Add chicken thighs to the medium bowl, season with salt and pepper, toss it. Add half the harissa sauce, toss it. Leave remaining harissa sauce for serving.
  • In a small bowl stir 1 tablespoon of oil, minced garlic and 1 teaspoon parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Brush pita with garlic oil, set aside.
  • Grill the chicken until cooked for 6-8 minutes on each side. Slice the chicken.
  • When chicken is almost done, add pita to the grill, cook for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  • In a large bowl whisk together white wine vinegar with sugar and 1 tablespoon of oil. Add spring mix, cucumber and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, toss it.
  • Spread some harissa sauce on pita bread, add sliced chicken, top it with spring mix. Sprinkle with remaining parsley.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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Notes

  • Don't overcook the chicken, because it will become chewy. Usually 6-8 minutes at 400 F per side should be enough.
  • Marinate the chicken in half of the harissa and greek yogurt sauce, keep the rest for extra sauce to top your pita bread and chicken.
  • If you don't have fresh parsley you can use the dried one, but the fresh parsley adds extra flavor that makes the dish amazing.

Nutrition

Calories: 867kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 49gFat: 54gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 224mgSodium: 1086mgPotassium: 1060mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1605IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 163mgIron: 3mg
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Spicy chickens thighs with pita bread and spring mix.

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