Harissa chicken traybake with peppers & feta

Harissa chicken traybake with peppers & feta

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4
Roast up some chicken with North African spices and storecupboard peppers for a great last-minute supper

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal444
  • fat18g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre2g
  • protein36g
  • salt1.3g
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  • 2 tbsp harissa paste
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken thigh
  • 2 red onion, cut into quarters
  • 2 large roasted pepper from a jar, cut into chunky pieces



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 100g feta cheese
  • 50g pine nut, toasted
  • 200g couscous, cooked following pack instructions, to serve



    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. In a large bowl, mix together the harissa paste and the vinegar, then add the chicken and onions. Spread the mixture out in a large roasting tin and roast for 35 mins, turning at least once. In the final 10 mins, add the peppers and feta, then sprinkle with the pine nuts just before the end of the cooking time. Serve with the pan juices and couscous.

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Comments (28)

michelle_30's picture

Made this for tea last night with a few adaptations....doubled the harrisa and vinegar... Used fresh peppers and new potatoes.... Result was really tasty quick and easy to prepare meal... Partner enjoyed this too, worth a try

Abnoba's picture

wow wow wow! this is by far the tastiest chicken dish I have cooked, and so easy! I used 2tbsp red wine vinegar, chicken stock and a good squirt of tomato puree to create enough juicy sauce. I put the peppers in with onions and chicken so they was nice and soft. Used butternut squash to make as a mash which complimented the dish so well! Highly recommend!

Avalon Lexie's picture

I combined this with Butternut Squash roasted and served with savoury rice, everyone loved it and soon asked for it again, think this is going to be one of those safe staples that you don't tire of.

JSB79's picture

A big hit with my guests. Took the advice here and added a little tomato puree to the harissa, and also the whole pack of feta (although actually half a pack would have been okay too). Added pomegranate to the couscous. Will definitely make again. A definite crowd pleaser.

minibear's picture

Lovely. Left out the pine nuts, added halved cherry tomatoes to create more juice & served with savory rice. Will be making this again.

adamswife's picture

Thoroughly enjoyable! No harrissa paste so invented my own...garlic paste, tom purée, Moroccan spice, chili powder, cumin and squeeze of lemon. Served with Sundried tomato brown rice. Will defo make again

delicous1's picture

Made this tonight, added courgette, carrots and green beans. Went down a storm.

oscarisla2912's picture

This is now in the oven and the kitchen smells lovely. A very easy recipe and few ingredients. Cant wait to tuck in!!

cjayshore's picture

Also made this with actual pepper and put it in altogether at the beginning plus did with pork loin steak instead of chicken. Would like a bit more liquid and maybe a chilli next time, could have done with a bit more spice. Next time I'll marinade the meat beforehand for extra flavour.

shoegalclaire's picture

Only one word to say about this recipe. AMAZING! I have made it so many times now for having people round for dinner - everyone loves it and they always ask for the recipe! The pine nuts are a must as they really add to the texture and flavour of the dish. I always use a whole block of feta cheese though - the recipe states far too little for my liking!

purple_perdita's picture

Loved it - added some courgette and aubergine and had it with potatoes. Great!

elizabethdavies's picture

Love ths recipe! A firm favourite in our house. I do add the peppers at the same time as the chicken and onions as I prefer them slightly softer than ten minutes allows in the recipe.

jean594's picture

All my boys enjoyed this even the 10year who doesn't like spicy food. Very tasty, I would like it to be a bit more juicy so may add tomatoe puree? didn't bother with pine nuts, and the couscous could do with more flavour as well, but other than that lovely will do again no doubt

shoegalclaire's picture

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe. I always do it for a quick and easy dinner when we have guests round - it tastes amazing and everyone always asks for the recipe. I also substitute the red wine vinegar for balsamic and I use pretty much the entire jar of roasted peppers and a whole block of feta. Mmm!

missycharlie's picture

Lovely! Would always use fresh peppers over jar ones and this made a yummy sticky juice in the pan. I used new potatoes par boiled and added to the pan instead of couscous. The feta was a really nice addition to this dish and made a gorgeous creamy texture. Seemed a little bland on the harissa for me though and would consider adding more next time. Maybe because of the fresh peppers.

gillypay's picture

Ours didn't create any sauce and I can't see where it would come from via the ingredients (only 1 tbsp of vinegar). Next time I will add some more stock. Loved it though and dead easy for a mid-week after work can't be bothered meal. Most of the ingredients are store cupboard.

kandi1's picture

Lovely flavour but not enough juice for me either - added cherry tomatoes second time around which made it much more juicy.

sarahk's picture

Very quick/easy mid week meal. Not enough juice for me. Any ideas how to increase the amount of juice without spoiling the flavour. I'm not keen on tomato puree - any ideas?

laughinggirl66's picture

Very yummy and easy to do, I added butternut squshed cubed some garlic cloves and olives (olives I added same time as the peppers & feta) served with couscous and salad.

joankilleen's picture

I made this with pork chops and it was so simple and good. Another one for the quick supper file! The harissa is very spicy and my kids complained so next time I might just use 2 teaspoons harissa and add some tomato puree as someone else suggested.


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