Sheet-Pan Harissa Chicken & Vegetables

This one-pan dinner gets a hit of flavorful heat from harissa, the popular North African chile-and-garlic paste. We use harissa paste from a tube for this recipe. It's got a concentrated chile flavor that makes an excellent spice rub for chicken and adds a subtle punch of heat to a refreshing herbed yogurt sauce.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 4 cups white or purple cauliflower florets

  • 4 cups sliced red, orange and/or yellow bell peppers

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, plus 1/2 teaspoon, divided

  • 2 teaspoons harissa paste, plus 1/2 teaspoon, divided

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • ½ cup whole-milk plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh mint

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley

  • teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Toss cauliflower and peppers with 2 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Spread in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet; roast for 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine 2 teaspoons harissa paste, brown sugar, garlic and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Rub chicken all over with the harissa mixture. Stir the vegetables, then add the chicken to the pan. Roast until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken registers 165 degrees F, about 20 minutes.

  3. Combine yogurt, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon harissa paste, lemon zest and juice, mint, parsley and pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle the sauce over the chicken and vegetables or serve on the side for dipping.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

314 Calories
14g Fat
16g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 oz. chicken, 1 1/4 cups vegetables & about 2 Tbsp. yogurt sauce each
Calories 314
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 9g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 32g 64%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Vitamin A 3619IU 72%
Vitamin C 204mg 226%
Folate 131mcg 33%
Sodium 461mg 20%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 2mg 8%
Magnesium 67mg 16%
Potassium 1014mg 22%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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