Harissa Honey Chicken

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Harissa honey chicken is marinated in a flavorul harissa sauce then sautéed to juicy chicken bites perfectly served over rice.

Harissa honey chicken

Experience the perfect harmony of flavors with our with this harissa honey chicken recipe. This dish combines the bold and spicy kick of harissa with the sweet and tangy notes of honey, creating a sensational taste sensation that will leave you craving for more.

Whether you’re a fan of spicy food or someone who prefers a milder kick, this recipe can be easily customized to suit your taste. The beauty lies in finding that delicate equilibrium between the heat and the sweet, and with our step-by-step instructions, you’ll be able to achieve it effortlessly.

So, let’s get started because harissa honey chicken will be a great blend of flavors for your next meal.

How To Make Harissa Honey Chicken

Ingredients needed

  • Chicken breast
  • Olive oil
  • Harissa paste
  • Honey
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Herbs & seasonings (listed below)

Helpful tips before starting

  • Watch the heat! Due to the ingredients the marinade can cause the chicken to burn very easily. You’ll want the stove at medium heat for this recipe and I recommend a non-stick pan. If you have any worries you can also bake the chicken breast as well. The flavors will be different if you bake them because you’ll lose the charring.
  • Make sure you cut the chicken into small pieces or that the chicken breast are thin cuts. As mentioned above about the ingredients you do not want a thick piece of chicken that will take a long time to cook. Think about how the chicken at Cava and Chipotle look, they are chopped up and small for quick cooking.
  • If you do not have a griddle, it’s best to cook thin cut chicken breast because this isn’t a recipe that works well to be cooked in batches.
Harissa honey chicken

Making the harissa chicken recipe

  1. First, chop the chicken breast up into small chunks unless you have thinly cut chicken breast.
  2. Next, in a small bowl add the ingredients into the bowl with the chicken. Use a glove or spoon and mix everything together evenly. Cover the bowl and allow the chicken to marinate 1-4 hours.
  3. Once the chicken is done marinating add some oil to a non-stick griddle on medium heat.
  4. Add the chicken and cook until the chicken is cooked all the way through. You will want to try to cook all the chicken at once because the leftover marinade will start to burn and get on the fresh pieces. And that won’t taste very good.
  5. Quick tip, if you have to cook in batches because you need to use a frying pan. You can clean the pan in the middle of the cook and prevent that nasty build up.
  6. Once chicken is finished toss the chicken in the honey then serve with a side dish like rice or any of your preference.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is harissa?

Harissa is made from chili pepper and is native to Africa. The main ingredient is roasted red peppers which is were it gets its color. It can be spicy but depending on how much is used. To add, the honey helps counter that in this harissa honey chicken.*

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Harissa honey chicken

Harissa Honey Chicken

Harissa honey chicken is marinated in a flavorul harissa sauce then sautéed to juicy chicken bites perfectly served over rice.
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Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 serving

Equipment

  • Non-stick griddle

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound chicken breast, chopped or thin cut
  • 1/4 cup honey

Marinade

  • 1/4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon harissa paste
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon salt (add more to taste at the end if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions
 

  • First, chop the chicken breast up into small chunks unless you have thinly cut chicken breast.
  • Next, in a small bowl add the ingredients into the bowl with the chicken. Use a glove or spoon and mix everything together evenly. Cover the bowl and allow the chicken to marinate 1-4 hours.
  • Once the chicken is done marinating add some oil to a non-stick griddle on medium heat. Take the chicken from the marinade and straight onto the griddle.
  • Quick tip: if you have to cook in batches because you need to use a frying pan. You can clean the pan in the middle of the cook and prevent nasty, burnt flavored build up.
  • Add the chicken and cook until the chicken is cooked all the way through. You will want to try to cook all the chicken at once because the leftover marinade will start to burn and get on the fresh pieces. And that won't taste very good.
  • Once chicken is finished serve with a side dish like rice or any of your preference.
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