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baked chicken thighs in a baking dish
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Baked Harissa Chicken

Ready to eat in just 35 minutes, this Baked Harissa Chicken is a spicy, tangy, and flavorful twist on oven baked chicken thighs. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: African, American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: baked harissa chicken, harissa chicken, harissa chicken thighs
Servings: 4
Calories: 486kcal
Author: Erin


  • 1.75 lb. chicken thighs bone-in, skin on (approx. 4 thighs)
  • salt and pepper

for the sauce:

  • ¼ cup harissa (I used Mina)
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 jalapeño sliced (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 425°. Place the chicken in a baking dish and season with salt and pepper. Bake the chicken for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the harissa, honey, lime juice, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl.
  • Once the 20 minutes is up, brush the sauce over the chicken, then pour the remaining sauce in the baking dish. Sprinkle the jalapeño slices over the chicken, then place the chicken back into the oven and bake for 10-15 more minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°. Enjoy!


*Calories are per serving and are an estimation
*For boneless chicken thighs: place the chicken and the sauce in a baking dish and bake at 425° for 20 minutes. 
*Storage: store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat: place in a baking dish and cook at 350° until the chicken is warmed through.


Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 486mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 309IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg