Harissa Chicken

Harissa Chicken

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Sarah 7

"If you are interested in a little bit of heat, but not too much, this is a great recipe for you. I used a mortar and pestle to form the spice paste, but you can easily use a small bowl and the back side of a spoon. Be sure to pair it with sides that counteract the heat. I served this alongside rice with peas and onions mixed in. It was perfect! The salad that I served the chicken on top of, Green Chile and Tomato Salad, is also another recipe of mine on this site. Check it out!"
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4 h 30 m servings 178 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 178 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.2g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 28 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 101 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place the smoked paprika, garlic, cumin, caraway seeds, chipotle pepper, and adobo sauce into a mortar, and grind together with a pestle to make a paste. Smear the paste all over the chicken breasts, place into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade, and discard the excess marinade. Brush the chicken breasts with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill the chicken breasts until the meat shows grill marks and the inside is no longer pink, about 5 minutes per side.



This was really delicious. The only issue I had was spreading the paste.. was very thick .. I added a bit of oil to make it easier to spread. Next time will use a little more adobo sauce

Husband loved this recipe! And he doesn't even like chicken, so that's saying something.

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