Chicken with harissa & tomatoes

Chicken with harissa & tomatoes

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Prep: 2 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Quick and easy midweek chicken supper recipe, with just a little hint of spice

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal184
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein34g
  • salt0.41g
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  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp harissa (Belazu's rose harissa is really full-flavoured)



    This hot, aromatic paste made from chilli and assorted other spices and herbs is spicy and…

  • 1 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tsp dried oregano



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 250g pack cherry tomatoes
  • handful olives (we used kalamata)
    Bowl of olives



    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the chicken into a medium roasting tray, then rub with the harissa, oil and oregano.

  2. Cover with foil and roast for 5 mins, then remove the foil and add the cherry tomatoes and olives to the tray. Roast for 10 mins more until the tomato skins start to split and the chicken is cooked through. Serve with boiled new potatoes

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Comments (65)

jayneives's picture

very nice recipe - will use over and over again. A family favourite! Definitely need to marinate for a few hours and as someone else said add a bit more harissa for a nice kick!

villawestie's picture

Bit disapointed with this dish as it sounded lovely but lacked the punchy flavours I was hoping for. Will not make it again.

ladyinred1100's picture

Hi Quite a tasty dish. I served it with cous cous which I thought went with it better that potatoes. Chicken deffinitely needed another good 5 mins though

chicajules's picture

A really quick and easy recipe. The chicken was lovely and moist. I also roasted some peppers and onions. It,s a good way of cooking chicken breast in the oven without it drying out.

kimkap's picture

I went to my cupboard to get the harissa out only to realise I didn't have any left - replaced it with green pesto and omited the oregano - very very nice. I'm going to get some harissa and try it again. As suggested above I added additional ingredients - cooked courgette, mushrooms, red onion and sweetcorn along with the cherry tomatoes plus I did the butternut squash with garlic (I wasn't to keen on this but my husband and son both loved it).

kayteemac's picture

love this recipe! I didnt have any harissa and used chilli paste! It was sooo yummy! I cooked it in the oven with red onion, pepper and small vine tomatoes and served with crushed new potatoes! So good! Chicken was moist and tasty! A great midweek meal! So quick and easy!

hjj2410's picture

Easy to prepare and tastes delicious. Couldn't find Harissa in any of my local stores so not sure how well used it is. Managed to find it in Waitrose for those who have the same problem. Served with plain rice. Now looking for other Harissa recipes.

angelicasfoodcorner's picture

Me and my boyfriend had this dish for dinner the other night. It was so simple and quick to make. The spiciness of the chicken was delicious, but it needed a little more time in the oven, I think I had it in for an extra 5 mins.

Next time I'm going to try it with fish instead of chicken.

13888587's picture

What a lovely meal. I used calamata olives and added mushrooms & whole baby onions, served with cous cous on the side.

pjrome's picture

I used more harissa paste than suggested here, and also I used a home made tomato sauce that I happened to have. I served it with noodles and salad. The chicken took longer to cook than the recipe states, but it was worth the wait. Very very easy to do. Will make again.

victoriacorby's picture

Sadly a bit dull

emmalooroo's picture

I loved this recipe! made it for me and my boyfriend, added an extra tsp of harrisa paste for a bit more spice, roasted mushrooms, tomatoes and red onion with it, and made the new potatoes with lemon and rocket which was yummy!

mounses2's picture

Delicious! And so simple and easy to make. I cut up different veg; mushrooms, courgette , peppers and added these to the roasting aswell. Very tasty, will be making it again.

kate_brummitt's picture

This is a really great recipe! Even I found it easy to make (and that's saying something!!). My little sister, who moans about anything and everything that she's given for dinner, couldn't stop complimenting it and telling me how amazing it was! I defiantely recommend making it... Bon Appetit!

belhunt100's picture

This recipe was so good. I've never used Harissa and although the jar leaked and made a serious mess of my backpack I would definately use it again!
Was expecting the chicken to be really dry roacting it like that but it was so scrummy.
Served with runner beans and minted new potatoes with a little lemon juice.
Brilliantly easy impressive recipe.

choppyjohn's picture

Very easy to prepare, tasted great, but cooked for 20-25 minutes. Have also tried a variant using trimmed lamb steaks and a good pinch of crushed black pepper. Served on a warmed bed of roughly crushed chick peas flavoured with lemon juice, parsley and garlic.

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tobymence's picture

Cooked this several times now, as Holly said, needs longer than 15 mins. serve with crushed new pots with black olives & stirfried mushrooms/spinach with golden onions, G.F.Guide recipe. Roast vegetables also good.

b-heelis's picture

The Harissa paste works SO well. I also kept the cherry toms on the vine which made it look even more impressive.

suborbitcom's picture

Great! Loved it and will definitely make it again.


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