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Harissa Chicken Tray Bake

This spicy and aromatic Harissa chicken tray bake is a simple yet impressive dinner that will become a new family classic. Crispy golden-skinned chicken smothered with spicy Harissa paste and roasted on top of seasonal vegetables.
Course Dinner
Cuisine African, Moroccan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 635kcal
Author Debs


  • 1 chicken butterflied
  • 2 teaspoons Harissa paste
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon cut into slices
  • 1 red onion cut into thin slices half moons
  • 6 medium potatoes cut into small wedges
  • 10 mini bell peppers cut in half
  • To garnish optional: pomegranate arils, chopped cilantro


  • Preheat the oven to 350f.
  • If you are butterflying the chicken, use a sharp knife or kitchen shears to cut down both sides of the backbone and remove.
  • While the oven is preheating cut the vegetables and place on a large baking tray. Toss with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the butterflied chicken on top of the vegetables and rub with the Harissa paste. Season the chicken well.
  • Place the lemon slices around the chicken.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes or until an internal temperature of 165 is reached and the juices run clear.
  • Garnish with the pomegranate and cilantro.