Harissa chicken traybake with peppers & feta

Harissa chicken traybake with peppers & feta

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(47 ratings)

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 onions, cut into quarters
  • 2 large roasted peppers 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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9th Mar, 2020
Pretty dreadful recipe. I'm a very good cook (chef trained) but I couldn't make this work. Took advice from the other comments & added chopped cherry tomatoes to try & make a bit of a sauce. Not up to BBC Food usual standard of recipes.
10th Dec, 2019
This is really easy and delicious. Taking comments from other reviewers, I mixed the harissa with some tomato purée and added courgette, cherry tomatoes and a whole jar of peppers and plenty of feta. I forgot the pine nuts but didn’t miss them although will try it next time. I will add a bit of stock next time as the whole thing dried out and the veg got stuck to the pan.
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20th Jul, 2019
Surprised this isn’t higher up the ratings. It’s great. Also added courgette. Didn’t have a jar of roasted peppers so roasted regular peppers whilst waiting for oven to heat. Served with cous cous flavoured with lemon juice
15th Jul, 2019
Added garlic, cumin and coriander to the chicken with fresh peppers. To the couscous added lemon zest, fried onions and garlic, diced some fresh courgette and tomatoes. We loved it with the feta
5th Oct, 2018
Lovely simple and tasty dish. Found that the chicken was juicy and spicy. Served with rice and fresh coriander. Only serves 3 people I would say. Have made a few times and will be making again.
mrshogan's picture
15th Aug, 2018
loved this added some squash fresh peppers and baby potatoes have made it a few times
5th Oct, 2017
This was a delicious weekday meal and very easy to prepare. I used chicken breasts, added fresh peppers and halved cherry tomatoes following on from the other comments and so it had enough sauce.
18th Dec, 2016
Followed to the letter but was quite dry. Disappointed.
michelle_30's picture
24th May, 2015
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
13th Apr, 2015
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!


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