Harissa Chicken Thighs

These harissa chicken thighs are spicy, sweet and PACKED full of flavor. They are baked on a sheet pan and come out super crispy. If you love that spicy and sweet combination these chicken thighs are for you!

These harissa chicken thighs are spicy, sweet and PACKED full of flavor. They are baked on a sheet pan and come out super crispy. If you love that spicy and sweet combination these chicken thighs are for you!

Remember that Moroccan Couscous with Chickpeas I posted on Tuesday? 

Well, these harissa chicken thighs are the PERFECT pairing! In fact, as you can see, I even photographed it together! 

I was going to put both recipes in one post but decided it would be best to split up. 

Plus, by splitting it into 2 posts it gave me an extra post. 

And, since I’m in the middle of a kitchen renovation and can’t cook I’m all about that extra post life. 

These harissa chicken thighs are spicy, sweet and PACKED full of flavor. They are baked on a sheet pan and come out super crispy. If you love that spicy and sweet combination these chicken thighs are for you!

We started the kitchen renovation on Monday and my kitchen already looks WAY different. I’m so excited to see the finished product. 

I’m also excited to get back into my kitchen and get to cooking. It’s hard to live without a stove. Basically, all I have is an Instant Pot, slow cooker, microwave, and a griddler

So basically we eat soup and sandwiches. 

And Door Dash. So. Much. Delivery. 

These harissa chicken thighs are spicy, sweet and PACKED full of flavor. They are baked on a sheet pan and come out super crispy. If you love that spicy and sweet combination these chicken thighs are for you!

But, before the kitchen went into renovation mode I made these harissa chicken thighs. 

They have that perfect crispy skin combined with sticky harissa honey glaze. 

It’s sooooooooo delicious. 

And a little spicy. 

Which, if you follow my blog you’ve probably figured out I like spicy food. 

These harissa chicken thighs are spicy, sweet and PACKED full of flavor. They are baked on a sheet pan and come out super crispy. If you love that spicy and sweet combination these chicken thighs are for you!

If you’re not familiar with harissa it’s a sauce made out of hot chile peppers, garlic, olive oil, and spices. 

It’s popular in Northern Africa and actually pretty easy to find in most supermarkets. 

Just hit up the international aisle and you’ll likely find a jar. 

Then just combine the harissa with honey and butter and you’re set! 

These harissa chicken thighs are spicy, subtly sweet and super simple to make. 

So. Much. Goodness. 

These harissa chicken thighs are spicy, sweet and PACKED full of flavor. They are baked on a sheet pan and come out super crispy. If you love that spicy and sweet combination these chicken thighs are for you!

Love these Harissa Chicken Thighs? 

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Harissa Chicken Thighs

Harissa Chicken Thighs

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
These harissa chicken thighs are spicy, sweet and PACKED full of flavor. They are baked on a sheet pan and come out super crispy. If you love that spicy and sweet combination these chicken thighs are for you!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoon harissa
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 chicken thighs, bone in, skin on
  • Kosher salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, Silpat liner, or foil, set aside.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together butter, honey, harissa, and lemon juice.
  3. Lay chicken thighs onto your prepared baking dish and baste each chicken thigh (top and bottom) with the harissa mixture and place back on the sheet pan, skin side up.
  4. Add to the oven, cook for about 30 minutes, basting the chicken thighs with remaining harissa mixture 1-2 times while baking.
  5. Keep an eye on the chicken near the end of cooking time to make sure the skin doesn't burn. If the skin starts to brown too fast tent the chicken with foil.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 524 Total Fat: 34g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 22g Cholesterol: 265mg Sodium: 601mg Carbohydrates: 11g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 9g Protein: 46g
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7 Responses to “Harissa Chicken Thighs”

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    Chrissie Baker — February 15, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Excellent looking dish! My mouth has a delicious burn going on just looking at the pictures!

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    Steph — February 15, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    This looks so delicious! I’m definitely adding this to next week’s menu.

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    Katerina @ diethood .com — February 16, 2019 at 9:10 am

    These sound incredibly delicious!! YUMMY!!

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    Anna — February 16, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    This chicken looks delicious!

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    Melanie Bauer — February 17, 2019 at 2:00 am

    This dish is a winner! I’d love to try this, love the combinations of flavors!

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    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert — February 18, 2019 at 9:18 am

    I know for sure this would be a huge hit in my house!

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    Krista — February 20, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Wow! These flavors sound amazing and the chicken looks so good!

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