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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 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: grilled chicken, harissa chicken
Servings: 2
Calories: 867kcal
Author: Ilona


  • 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


  • 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.



  • 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.


Calories: 867kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 224mg | Sodium: 1086mg | Potassium: 1060mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1605IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 3mg