Delish Dish: Harissa Chicken with Saffron Couscous
March 1, 2019 | By: The Darling Dish
This delicious harissa chicken is the perfect weeknight meal served with saffron infused couscous. Learn how to make this spicy chicken recipe with a twist.
Marinated chicken recipes are so good because you can try so many different flavors and ways to make chicken.Some of our favorite chicken recipes are chicken shawarma,chicken shish kabobandJoojeh Kabab. Each of these dishes has a special flavor and are great for a family meal. If you love spicy chicken, this harissa chicken thighs recipe is going to be another favorite!
WHAT IS HARISSA SPICED CHICKEN
Harissa is a chili pepper paste that has a common use in North Africa and Morocco. It originates from Tunisia and can be used in different dishes using chicken, beef and grains.Harissa chickenis a popular dish that’s made with chicken marinated in harissa paste for a couple of hours and then grilled to perfection. It’s served with tasty couscous that’s cooked in chicken broth and is infused with saffron.
WHY THIS HARISSA CHICKEN RECIPE WORKS
This harissa chicken is different from other recipes because I usedDarling Clementines®in the marinade. The sweetness and freshness of the clementines beautifully compliments the spicy harissa and balances the flavors. Darling Clementines® sources fruitfrom all over the worldto supply the best quality year-round and their sourcing region from November to April is from Morocco – which is why we decided to make aMoroccan-inspired dishusing these clementines. Darling Clementines® are sourced from Morocco during this season because it’s the optimal climate and region for growing great tasting fruit from January through April. Morocco is positioned between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, offering dry summers and cool, wet winters that create an ideal environment for growing citrus.
The addition of these sweet clementines to the marinade makes the chicken juicier, and gives it a nice kick of sweetness that’s perfect with harissa.
Grilled chicken flavored with harissa and served with a delicious couscous is very simple to make. You can serve this recipe as a family meal or at your party. Because of the presentation and colors, this harissa chicken dinner is indeed a showstopper. I love serving this dish family style, meaning that I serve all of the couscous and chicken in one large platter and everyone takes as much as they like into their plates.