Weeknight Cooking

Is There Anything Lemon Harissa Chicken *Can't* Do?

April 21, 2016

The flavors in this Lemon Harissa Chicken are traditionally Moroccan, but to limit this recipe to just North African cuisine wouldn't do it justice. Marinated in red harissa, garlic, and lemon juice, then sautéed and tossed with paprika-spiked roasted peppers and onions, the result is a chicken and vegetable dish that could easily find its way into just about any weeknight staple.

Toss it with pasta, use it as the filling for fajitas (a dollop of Greek yogurt would work well in lieu of sour cream!), serve it over rice as the recipe suggests, or just eat it as-is.

It only takes about 30 minutes to throw together once you've marinated the chicken, but to cut time, you could also cook the vegetables in the pan with the chicken—it's hard to go wrong here. As our recipe tester put it, "This dish delivers a ton of flavor with minimal effort." We couldn't agree more!

How will you be serving Lemon Harissa Chicken? Tell us in the comments below!

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