Harissa Roast Chicken with Chickpeas and Feta

Spicy. Easy. Delicious. This would be a perfect dinner.Β 

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My closest friends know that I have an excellent appetite, but there are times that I still amuse them when I can fill my tummy again after 30 minutes of heavy meal.

Is it because my digestion is very fast? I really don’t know. Maybe it’s time for me to see a doctor.

I did see a doctor, but not because of that.

When I am given names of medicines, I always ask Google’s help with the side effects and all. One of my medicine’s side effects is ‘increase in appetite’ and I can’t help but ask myself:

‘How can my appetite can be any stronger?’

If only people’s appetites are students, mine will be the summa cum laude. πŸ˜€

Why wouldn’t be my appetite be that good if you see such beautiful dish?

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It was one of those times when I was looking for an easy dish to prepare and I was so lucky that I found this.

The chicken can be marinated overnight or can be just brushed with theΒ sauceΒ and baked right away, depending on your preference. I suggest to let it sit inside the fridge overnight.

The chickpeas and tomatoes are sauteed with onions and cumin, but I am sure this can also be marinated along with the chicken pieces. I haven’t tried, but I will give it a go the next time I make this.

The mint gives every bite a freshness and the feta gives a very little tang. Overall, this dish is absolutely delicious and perfect for a busy day.

Harissa Roast Chicken with Chickpeas and Feta


  • 900g chicken pieces, I suggest thighs and legs
  • 1 tbspΒ harissa paste
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • zest of half a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 400g chickpeas, drained
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Crumbled feta, to serve
  • Fresh mint leaves, to serve


  1. In a bowl, combine, harissa, honey, salt, lemon zest and juice and 1 tbsp olive oil.
  2. Brush chicken pieces with the harissa sauce and let sit overnight in the fridge. (Make sure the chicken pieces are dry before you mix the sauce.)
  3. Next day: Preheat oven to 400 F.
  4. Heat remaining 1Β tbsp oliveΒ oil in a pan or shallow flameproof casserole.
  5. Add onion and cook until fragrant, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cumin powder, and cook for another 1-2 minutes or until aromatic.Β Add chickpeas and tomato. Transfer to baking dish. Take out the chicken pieces from the fridge and place on top of the chickpeas.
  6. Roast for 35-40 minutes until dark golden and cooked through.
  7. Serve with crumbled feta, mint and additional squeeze of lemon.

Source recipe: Harissa Roast Chicken with Chickpeas and Feta by Delicious

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I am late for Fiesta Friday # 118, but better late than never. Right,Β Angie? πŸ™‚ Thanks for co-hosting, Kaila and Lauren. ❀

Happy Fiesta Friday!

Always wishing you a blessed day and full of smiles. πŸ˜€


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55 thoughts on “Harissa Roast Chicken with Chickpeas and Feta

  1. This dish sounds so full of flavour and looks lovely. This dish would go down well here, especially with the chick peas. Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

  2. This looks like such a wonderful and hearty meal! I love meals that incorporate chickpeas. Would you believe that I’ve never cooked with harissa, though? I think it’s time to give it a try!

    1. I hope you will love harissa as much as I do. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the visit, Mara. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. x

  3. Jhuls this looks absolutely delicious! πŸ™‚ The chicken for the boys and the chickpeas for me! Most definitely something that everyone in our house would eat and such delicious flavours too. If all the chicken hadn’t been barbecued this weekend (we had two barbecues as the weather was unexpectedly good) I’d go and marinate some right now! πŸ˜› Thanks so much for bringing something so delicious to Fiesta Friday this week – Just looking at this makes me want to eat chickpeas right now (it’s almost bedtime)!

    1. Hmm, it’s good that you all of you can enjoy this dish. πŸ˜€ Thanks a lot for co-hosting last week’s FF and taking time to stop by and taste everything on the FF table. Happy weekend! πŸ™‚ x

  4. Hi Jhuls! This looks wonderful. You make my appetite pretty strong just looking at your recipes. Harissa has only recently been introduced to me. I really want to try it. This recipe give me good reason! Thanks for sharing!

    1. The pleasure is all mine and I am happy that you liked the recipe. I’ve been searching on how to incorporate harissa in my cooking, too. Thanks for stopping by, Debbie. Happy weekend. πŸ™‚

  5. Nothing like a great chicken recipe, one can never have enough. At first I thought it was Selma’s recipe, as I have made the harissa chicken with chickpeas before too. πŸ™‚

    1. I remembered Selma’s recipe when I first saw the source, too. It’s lovely how foods remind us of our friends and loved ones. πŸ™‚ You know if it’s from Selma’s when the title of the post starts from “From Selma’s Table” and you will see one soon as I am working on her recipe. πŸ˜€

      This dish was so good! I just ate this like this and I have to be honest that I ate the whole pan all by myself. πŸ˜€ Happy FF, Loretta. x

  6. How I envy you being able to eat so much. I struggle terribly with my weight and really have to watch what I eat very carefully.

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