You need to like heat though. Couldn’t have been easier! Why are all of your recipes SO GOOD?!! So easy to make, and the flavors all went really well together. Can I ask where the Weight Watchers SP are coming from in this recipe? I imagine it will need additional liquid, perhaps chicken broth. Yet another fantastic recipe. I made this the other night and it was my FIRST EVER dinner fail. I made the recipe for the harissa using your recipe and it was amazing!, My family preferred that over the jarred sauce..  thanks for the great recipes!! Glad you had the foresight to adjust before you made it. Another of your recipes to add to my repertoire : ). Love this recipe. Hello, There is an error in the title of the recipe. I loved the ideas this post gave me. Pressed for time, I tried the electric pressure cooker and the harissa burned on the bottom. I’ve got hungry men to feed. I restarted it, and it came to pressure this time. Pita chips and Cava Crazy Feta are also yummy additions. We had it with brown rice, broccoli and the tazatiki sauce. Does it need to be watered down at all? All I needed to pick up was a jar of roasted red peppers. I’m such a fan I’m taking it as an appetizer tonight to a get together along with Naan and Tzatziki. I really liked the taziki sauce though! Once you cook and shred the chicken it’s ready to serve. We love this at our house! I used the TJ’s harissa and it was super spicy but I liked it! We made it for dinner Friday night in the Instant Pot. it does not have sugar and yes, serve it over cauliflower rice. Add 1/2 pound sliced zucchini and cook until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Thanks Skinny Taste! Just needs to be reheated. This looks great and different for us. 1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating. You’ve made that same mistake a couple of time in the main text too. As always, thank you for sharing all your recipes! A real winner! Mix in 2 tablespoons of olive oil. This was SO EASY AND SO DELICIOUS! It was so hot that I couldn’t eat it. Add chicken; toss with tongs until well coated. Greatly appreciated. I put the chicken over quinoa with cucumbers and some tzaziki to cool it down. Not sure why as I normally heavily season my food. SO GOOD! ❤️. So full of flavour and incredibly easy to do! I agree with Gina and the other poster’s comments. I serve with cauliflower rice and spread the chicken in my kitchen aid. I used the Mild Mina, as Gina suggested because this was my first time using any harissa. It was SO good without the tzatziki that I didn’t even bother using it and saved on the calories! I do have a jar of roasted red peppers that I could put in blender and add if you think that would help? It’s been in rotation a few times at our house! My husband and I make bowls with arugula, garbanzo beans, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese. Making it again tonight! Season the chicken with the cumin, garlic powder, pinch of salt, and pepper. Great lunch! It's easy to prepare, cook, and even clean up. The back of the jar says a teaspoon is one serving, so I hate to say that I ruined it ..very spicy so just made a LOT of taziki! Thanks, Gina! I’ve always been intimidated of my pressure cooker pot, I have the old school one. trying to stay away from dairy…. I like hot foods, but it was borderline too much for me. Thanks Dottie. Could you give the portion of rice, chickpeas, cucumbers & tzatziki? Scatter the garlic over and around … I would then just add the Harissa and chicken to a skillet to heat up together. Sounds like your harissa isnt liquidy. Delicious! Is that with the Mina? Tommy loves it gyro style on a pocket-less or pita or naan with tzatziki! My husband and I LOVE this recipe! I happened to have some jarred Harissa in my pantry, and made it this morning to take to lunch using my InstantPot. If you are looking for good chicken recipes, don't wait any longer, make this Harissa chicken for dinner tonight! Also is it quick release or natural release ? I have made this twice and LOVE it! This was amazing. While the veggies are roasting, pour the chicken and marinade into a sauce pan and cook on medium until chicken temperature is 165 degrees, about 8-10 minutes. Add butter to a large stockpot over medium heat. I wish to have more recipes of this kind. If you can’t find Harissa, you can easily make it yourself. Season chicken thighs well with salt and pepper. Add the chicken and potatoes, then rub the thighs and legs and potatoes with the marinade. I mistakenly bought the dry powder Harrisa spice blend. Made the homemade harissa recipe last night… Made a double batch. When I input the malnutrition info you list, it shows SmartPoint value of 3 – am I missing something. I’m so glad I gave it a second shot because it was sooooo good! This is delicious, easy and makes lunches for a week- I love it!!!! For those of you looking to use the Trader Joe’s Harissa, I had success adding  2 Tbs harissa to 1 cup chicken stock and pouring mixture over chicken in crockpot. Is 1.5 teaspoons correct for the kosher salt measurement? I like that it’s homemade allowing us to control the salt, spice and overall outcome of it. I did think the harissa was a bit spendy ($8/jar), so I will try and make myself next time. I just made it with 1/2 tsp – seems more than enough (recipe is stating 1.5 tsp). everywhere out of stock, I really wanted to try this brand because it seems to be the best…. I made this today for meal prep doing 2 hours on high but it’s a little dry. A definite repeated! The first time I made the Harissa myself and the second time I used Mina Harissa. I wouldn’t have thought the sauce would be so simple to make – I’m going to have to try this! Get recipes & exclusive content via email: You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of emails you receive. Whoa! While he’s not a fan of spicy food, he thought the spice level was just right. This looks amazing! Hi, I’m Gina Homolka, a busy mom of two girls, author and recipe developer here at That is where the points are coming from. You can serve it with everything from eggs, burgers, couscous, soups and more. I hated my old crock pot, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This is great for lunches at work! Made a lemony rice to go with it…thanks for the great recipes. Add some more harissa or broth to loosen. Score deep lines all over the chicken legs, then rub in the harissa. Thanks so much!! Sometimes we add homemade or store bought tzatziki and hummus. thank you! Had it over white rice and a side of tzatziki and chickpea salad. I added some water, restarted, and the end product was fine. I’m curious how old this dish is 2 points. If I want to double this recipe, do I double the cook time? This was definitely my fault as I should have read the nutritional info ( salt was 13% per .56 oz!!). Serve room temperature. It is so yummy! salt, and several grinds of pepper. I cut it up into pieces and put it on a griddle with extra harissa sauce. Has anyone tried it? The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting 0 points foods such as eggs, chicken, fruits and vegetables. This was quick and easy to make and delicious to eat. I used this recipe to meal prep lunches! Sit the chicken flat on top of the veg, skin side up, and roast it all for 50 minutes, or until gnarly and cooked through. Use clean hands to thoroughly coat all sides of the chicken pieces. Great! This was so good! Thanks! I cook it in my 6 qt Instant Pot per the instructions and don’t have any issues with it burning. This will be a great flavor change up for my husband and me. I made this for my first time meal prepping and it couldn’t have been easier. I had a ton of mixed greens that needed used so I lightly sautéed some in olive oil and garlic and topped with the chicken and some feta cheese. I enjoyed this recipe, but I ordered the Mina Harissa linked which is Mild and it was not spicy enough at all, I think next time I’ll order spicy or try the trader joe one that people keep saying was too spicy. we added more homemade tzatzaki to cool it down and that helped. Add the chicken … Definitely adding to my meal rotation. . Made this today for lunches this week, but it’s so good, I want to have it now!! Thank you!! Just wondering. The plain yogurt was enough. Also, the peppers need to be drained really well, perhaps on paper towels, otherwise the consistency is pretty thin. I’m excited to see how she like this for dinner. I used the Trader Joe’s harissa and the chicken turned out too spicy even for me! This is my new favorite recipe! SAME! When I poured it, I strained out the pepper seeds– a little less spice that way! Thanks! I find the flavor pretty mild. Thank you. This was so easy and delicious! Te recipe says to cook on High but my pot doesn’t have a High button. Natalie Jones — February 19, 2018 @ 8:49 pm Reply Very good! Place chicken in the pressure cooker, pour the harissa over the chicken and cook high pressure 20 minutes. ☺️ My husband and my son loved it and they asked if I had more the next day.. Made it in the slowcooker. Easy and delicious! Thank you again for another great recipe, I’ve been following your blog and cooking your recipes since 2010 and you are still one of my fav food bloggers! I used the whole jar (10 ounces) and liked the little bit of extra sauce since I had about 1.25lbs of chicken breast. Next time I will probably get the mild Mina. For the marinade, combine olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, rosemary, paprika, harissa, salt and pepper in a ziploc bag. and make some tostadas with guacamole. I ate it with diced cucumbers and chickpeas I had pan roasted with cumin and a little salt. I ate it as a bowl and had everything mixed together. It was way too salty. Will it be too spicy? I made the sauce per the recipe & it was super easy. Can you double this recipe using the pressure cook option? 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker, Easy Shredded Salsa Chicken in the Instant Pot, 12 ounce jar roasted peppers in water, drained, 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, more or less to your taste. With a quick marinade made in our new Ascent Series Vitamix blender, we were able to take some humble chicken and create a truly praise-worthy meal. I poured this over the chicken in the slow cooker and rubbed it in. Pick over the mint leaves before dishing up. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. I will definitely make this again, and soon, and will omit an additional 1/4t of salt (as a jumping off point). Just made this tonight. My boys gobbled it up! Let the chicken cool on a plate for 5 or so minutes before shredding in batches. I used Trader Joe’s Harissa salsa. You all are awesome!! Their loss but it works for a family meal for us. Jimbo’s has it too. The first few times I bought the mild Mina sauce from amazon, which was amazing. But they also sell a spicy one if you like it spicy. Place the bird breast side up on the tray. Thanks. HOWEVER I AM CONFUSED. Turn broiler to high. Any suggestions on how to serve it? Definitely adding this to our menu!!! Just seems high for 3 oz chicken and sauce. You probably used a different brand, not the mild one I recommended. Thanks!! BEWARE do not use Harissa made my Mediterranean Gourmet. How do you make that yogurt sauce that you added? i made this today but accidentally brought the spicy jar. For this recipe, chicken thighs are seared until golden brown then slow-cooked in a flavorful sauce made up of coconut milk, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, and harissa paste, then finished with lime juice, fish sauce, and fresh cilantro. <3. ☺️. I served it with a side of jasmine rice, cucumber & store bought tzatziki sauce & warmed garlic naan bread. Thank you again for the full meal plans! Will definitely try again with a hopefully milder harissa. I found it to be just right level for me. Hello,  the harissa chicken is on the list for meal prep. I will try this again but make the sauce myself. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium pot and add chicken breast, cook 10 minutes. I would say too spicy for kids. Made this last night -delicious and different ! Stay away. Thanks for the lemon juice suggestion! We made this tonight. Super moist and just enough spice. "It's a little dry to start, but there's plenty of fat that comes out of the chicken… Trader Joes I hear is too hot to eat, Mina or my own homemade version here are super mild. It was soooo salty,, we could barely eat it and had to throw the rest out. i highly recommend you make it! Definitely will be making this often. To make shredding chicken, or any kind of meat, easier, use a hand held mixer.. Or do you heat up the chicken separately and combine after? Does yours shut off before to switch to warm? I have to stock up on Harissa, but it’s totally worth it. The cool flavors of basil and cilantro balance the spiciness … Seal … Baste chicken with pan juices, … Add to the tray with the harissa, and a little sea salt, black pepper and red wine vinegar. The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”), Delicious!! Under Freestyle, it doesn’t seem like this should have any points at all. Can’t wait to double it and invite a few people over to enjoy it! We ate the chicken with brown rice (used the Trader Joe’s frozen packet that you cook in the microwave), tzatziki, and cucumbers. When it got too hot for comfort, I just added more tzatziki to my plate to cool it down. This may sound strange, but we like to use an avocado cilantro salad dressing. The one that I found at my grocery store is MUCH higher in calories and fat that the Mina brand in your recipe. Rub chicken all over with the harissa mixture. This will definitely be a staple in my household. My food philosophy is to eat seasonal, whole foods and maintain good portion control (everything in moderation!). Next time I would add more crushed red pepper because there was not enough heat to it for my taste. This. So I had to wing it today. Harissa is a traditional accompaniment with Moroccan and North African food. Meal prep after too many sweets from Valentines day!!! I haven’t as much as seen harissa in person before, but I’ve been seeing it a lot in recipes. I got the spicy Mina sauce and used a lot of tzatziki to cool it off. However, two things. Add chicken; turn to coat. My husband loves it too! Hate to see it wasted because it was delicious. I pack it up just like the picture in the meal prep and eat the entire dish cold and it is delicious!! This has become a staple in my house. Worked great – but too spicy for my kids. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over high heat, then add the chicken and cook until browned all over, about 5 minutes. It’s super simple, only a couple ingredients. What is the flavor similar to? Yum! I noticed no liquid was added and was worried it would burn, so I added maybe 1/4 of water, just a tiny bit. Delicious. SO delicious and super simple. Thanks Gina! Quick or natural release then shred with two forks. Honestly – this may be one of my new favorites. Harissa has seen a surge in popularity around the world as chefs have started using Harissa in fusion dishes such as this baked Lemon Harissa Chicken recipe to add a lovely heat and bold flavor profile. Yum! It sounds delicious, and so easy–how can anyone resist? I had to scrape it off and added a little water (about 3/4 cup). I would have to slow cook mine for 8 hours because of work, have you ever tried a longer cooking time? OMG we made this for dinner last night and im eating leftovers for lunch and i am in LOVE with this recipe. Bought the Mina mild Harissa, maybe could have added a little heat, but was great as-is. I was very disappointed- I feel the chicken lacked flavor despite seasoning the chicken and using the 10oz jar of harissa. I made this recipe exactly how it was written for the Instapot. Worried about the salt content prior to putting the chicken in, I only added a tiny pinch of salt (1/8t max) to the breasts. 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