Moroccan Harissa Grilled Chicken Recipe

Easy to make and tastes great

This recipe is from our friend Mehdi who has brought some amazing ingredients from Morocco / North Africa and recipes from his family. It his passion and compassion about the foods he creates that "chooses" the ingredients he makes and carries.

This recipe is so simple and easy and tastes great!


3 pounds legs of a chicken

3 tablespoons of Harissa

1 tablespoon of Olive Oil

1 tablespoon honey

2 Garlic Cloves minced

1 juice of one lemon

salt to taste

A grill is good and a good bowl. Glass or Stainless would be best.


#1: Put Harissa, Olive oil, lemon, Garlic and salt and whisk together until well blended.

#2: Add the chicken to the bowl with the marinade. Toss to cover thoroughly. Cover and let sit for at least an hour or overnight. Or you can put the legs in a zip lock bag and pour in the marinade. Squeeze and move the legs around.

#3: Turn on the grill. Place a small slit in each leg to allow heat to enter and cook the meat evenly and keep the skin from crisping too much.

#4: Cook approximately 6 minutes each side until tender and fully cooked.