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Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken and Potatoes

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This sheet pan harissa chicken is so easy to make. With a hint of spice and a cooling garlic yoghurt on top this will make your mid-week dinner a breeze.

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. 

This is one of those insanely easy meals which tastes like it should have taken hours. Harissa is the perfect spice for this kind of cooking because it’s got so much depth of flavour and tastes super impressive without much work.

I’ve used harissa for a couple of recipes on the blog but, let’s be honest, not nearly enough. If you’re in the market for some more recipes to use this amazing spicy sauce then try out this harissa halloumi salad with couscous or these harissa falafel!

Overhead shot of sheet pan harissa chicken on a blue background with lemon and yoghurt

Things have been a little quiet around here recently. I’ve just got back from a week away with my family. It kicked off with celebrating my 27th birthday and then was a week of relaxing and hanging out with my parents, sisters and brothers-in-law and nieces and nephew.

It was a really lovely week and I’m really not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow! It’s going to be hard to get used to being back in the office and I need my evening meals to be super quick and easy again.

Tonight I’m making a vegetarian version of this one pot lasagne (which will be up on the blog soon!) and this week I’ll definitely be making this sheet pan harissa chicken again!

Close up of sheet pan harrisa chicken

Close up of the potatoes in sheet pan harissa chicken

So let’s talk harissa for a second.

WHAT IS HARISSA?

Harissa is a spicy paste from North Africa and it’s used in all kinds of delicious dishes. I tend to use a store-bought version because you can get some really great ones quite easily. This is the harissa paste we tend to buy.

If you do want to have a go at making your own it’s not too difficult, there’s a great guide for how to make harissa paste over on Simply Delicious.

Overhead shot of Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken with Potatoes on a blue background with a white bowl

Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken with Potatoes in a white bowl with a lemon slice on a blue background

This whole meal only needs ten ingredients (including olive oil and salt & pepper!) for the chicken, potatoes and the yummy garlic yoghurt you need to drizzle on top.

That is my kind of weeknight cooking. It’s just so simple. If you wanted some green then you could easily add some broccoli or asparagus or whatever you fancied depending on the season to bulk it up a little bit and up the veg content.

If you picked wisely you could even add it to the same sheet pan!

Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken with Potatoes on a blue background with garlic yoghurt

For this I use bone in skin on chicken thighs because it helps to keep the chicken moist and they cook for the same amount of time as the potatoes which means there’s no need to add anything to the sheet pan during cooking.

You also get that incredible crispy chicken skin which is just unbeatable in my opinion.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS SHEET PAN HARISSA CHICKEN:

  • Harissa – Feel free to make your own or if you want to buy it then this is the brand we use
  • Cumin
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Chicken Thighs – I go for bone in skin on to get moist chicken and crispy skin 😍
  • Potatoes – Use whatever type is your favourite and try and chop them into equal chunks so that they cook evenly
  • Red Onions
  • Greek Yoghurt – I always go for full fat but if you prefer a lighter yoghurt then it will still work just as well
  • Garlic
  • Lemon

Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for this sheet pan harissa chicken…

Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken with Potatoes on a blue background with lemon and yoghurt

HOW TO MAKE SHEET PAN HARISSA CHICKEN WITH POTATOES:

  1. Heat the oven and mix together the harissa, cumin, olive oil and salt and pepper then coat the chicken, potato and red onion with the mixture.
  2. Tip onto a sheet pan, spread into a single layer and bake for 40 minutes.
  3. Mix together the yoghurt, garlic and lemon and serve drizzled over the chicken.

Get the full printable recipe below!

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WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS ONCE YOU’VE MADE THIS SHEET PAN HARISSA CHICKEN RECIPE?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken and Potatoes

This sheet pan harissa chicken is so easy to make. With a hint of spice and a cooling garlic yoghurt on top this will make your mid-week dinner a breeze.

Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Keyword weeknight dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 576 kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Harissa
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 5 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 4 Chicken Thighs bone in, skin on
  • 800 g Potatoes peeled and chopped into cubes
  • 2 Red Onions chopped into chunks
  • 100 ml Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 clove Garlic crushed
  • 1/2 Lemon

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 220°C/425°F. In a large bowl mix together harissa, olive oil, cumin and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Add the potato, chicken and red onion and toss everything together until coated.

  2. Spread the chicken, potatoes and red onion out in a single layer on a baking tray. Place in the oven and cook for 40 minutes. Serve with a slice of fresh lemon for squeezing and the garlic yoghurt.

To Make the Garlic Yoghurt

  1. Mix together the yoghurt, garlic and juice of half a lemon and season to taste.

Recipe Notes

I did a chicken thigh per person but if you wanted to serve more chicken you could easily add in another four to make this a heartier meal.

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Nutrition Facts
Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken and Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 576 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 57%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 271mg 11%
Potassium 1198mg 34%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 4g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 3.6%
Vitamin C 43.7%
Calcium 11.4%
Iron 43.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Danielle
    18/06/2018 at 10:53 AM

    This is going to sound crazy, but I’ve never cooked with Harissa before. I love all different kinds of cuisines and am surprised that this one hasn’t made it into my arsenal yet. This recipe sounds delicious, and so simple!

    • Reply
      Amy
      18/06/2018 at 12:51 PM

      It’s so good Danielle, you need to try it!

  • Reply
    Neli Howard
    18/06/2018 at 11:01 AM

    So, so goood! Very well! Looks tasty! yessss! This is the perfect recipe for me. It look so yummy! I want to try it immediately. Wonderful combination of ingredients. I’m sure this is incredibly delicious! Thank you!

    • Reply
      Amy
      18/06/2018 at 12:50 PM

      Thank you Neli 🙂

  • Reply
    Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    18/06/2018 at 11:18 AM

    Harissa chicken is one of my favourite dishes and yours looks absolutely incredible! Love a good sheet pan dinner

    • Reply
      Amy
      18/06/2018 at 12:46 PM

      Thank you Bintu!

  • Reply
    Natalie
    18/06/2018 at 11:25 AM

    This chicken and potatoes dish looks absolutely delicious and perfect as a quick meal prep for weekdays! Simply perfect!

    • Reply
      Amy
      18/06/2018 at 12:46 PM

      Thanks Natalie 🙂

  • Reply
    Heather Soper
    18/06/2018 at 11:37 AM

    Thank you Amy, this sounds wonderful, I’ve Harissa in my cupboard and now I have a recipe woohoo!!!!

    • Reply
      Amy
      18/06/2018 at 12:46 PM

      Perfect!

  • Reply
    Demeter
    18/06/2018 at 12:10 PM

    What a great dinner option when you really don’t feel like cooking! So easy and flavorful!

    • Reply
      Amy
      18/06/2018 at 12:46 PM

      Thanks Demeter 🙂

  • Reply
    Shashi at SavorySpin
    18/06/2018 at 12:11 PM

    Sheet pan meals are some of my favs and this easy chicken and potatoes are not only easy, they are so flavor jammed and comforting! Happy belated 27th birthday!

    • Reply
      Amy
      18/06/2018 at 12:46 PM

      Thank you!!

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