Harissa, a hot chile pepper paste that hails from northern Africa, adds tons of flavor and shines when it's combined with honey to make a sweet coating slathered on chicken thighs. Serve with brown rice and roasted carrots.

Carolyn Casner
EatingWell.com, February 2021

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Credit: Jacob Fox

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active:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

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  • Place chicken thighs on the prepared baking sheet; drizzle with oil and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine harissa, honey, vinegar and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl. After the chicken has roasted for 20 minutes, brush the harissa mixture over the thighs. Continue roasting until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F, about 10 minutes more. Sprinkle with cilantro before serving.

Nutrition Facts

242 calories; fat 10g; cholesterol 140mg; sodium 478mg; carbohydrates 7g; dietary fiber 1g; protein 29g; sugars 7g; niacin equivalents 8mg; saturated fat 2g; vitamin a iu 37IU.
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