Chicken with harissa & tomatoes

Chicken with harissa & tomatoes

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(69 ratings)

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 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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3rd May, 2018
Cooking time is not accurate. It won't get cooked within 15 minutes!
13th Feb, 2018
Timings awful you need to address as this is a health risk to a novice cook. Once cooked properly it’s lovely
1st Jul, 2017
Adapted beautifully to the grille! Marinated the chicken for a couple hours in the harissa & oregano. Tossed the tomatoes, olives, and a quartered red onion in the olive oil with salt & pepper. Grilled everything as we like in or family, served with a little cous-cous/bulgar salad and it was lovely. I'm not giving this 5 stars because the directions need to be fixed - it's been here for how many years and it still says roast for 5 minutes at the start? That is ridiculous. The recipe is lovely and simple but that is certainly a typo.
30th Mar, 2015
Quick and tasty. Left chicken in for about 25 mins and it was perfect, so definitely leave it in for longer than 15! Served this with couscous instead of potatoes and was delicious!
Frantic Flapjack
17th Apr, 2014
This recipe is way out on the cooking time which is why I have given it a 2-star rating. It took at least 45 minutes for the chicken to cook through properly. I would advise adding the tomatoes and olives only when you are sure the chicken is cooked through otherwise you will end up with tomatoey mush.
10th Mar, 2014
I love this recipe. It's quick, easy, and flavourful. It's also really healthy. I'm following Weight Watchers and this is low in points for me but tastes so good!
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6th Feb, 2014
A really simple and tasty dish. I agree with the comments below that it needs cooking for longer than the stated time. I cooked the chicken in foil for 30mins, before unwrapping and adding the tomatoes & olives for a final 10mins; the chicken was moist and tasted great. I also added slightly more Harissa than stated, and served together with the Skinny Carrot Fries recipe that you can find on this site. Will definitely be making both dishes again!
1st Feb, 2014
Does this recipe need pre-cooked chicken? The meat was uncooked and needed an extra half an hour.
19th Sep, 2013
Excellent! I omitted the olives as we don't like them. I also increased the cooking time to 15 mins before adding the tomatoes.
30th Jul, 2013
Did you recover with foil paper after throwing in tomotoes?


21st Jan, 2018
Is this really 184 calories per serving? A 4oz chicken fillet is 150 to start with.
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23rd Jan, 2018
Thanks for your question. The figures are correct. As calculated by our nutritionist, the gram weights for the chicken breasts are 4 x135g and 20g for the olives. Variations will occur when any one or more ingredients do not give the gram weights.
18th Oct, 2013
This was nowhere near being cooked in 15 minutes. Allow 30 minutes at least and possibly 40 depending on the size of your chicken breasts
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