Honey-harissa chicken bake on bulgur wheat

The sweetness of honey tones down the heat of this African chilli paste.

More than 1 hour

Serves 4-6 

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Ingredients:

  • Olive oil, for frying 
  • Salt and milled pepper 
  • 6 chicken thighs 
  • 6 chicken drumsticks 
  • 4 tomatoes, quartered 
  • 2 red onions, quartered 

 

Sauce: 

  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) olive oil 
  • ¼ cup (60ml) PnP harissa paste 
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) smoked paprika (optional) 
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) honey 
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 
  • Juice (60ml) and grated peel of 1 lemon 

 

For serving: 

  • Basil leaves 
  • Fresh parsley, chopped 
  • Cooked bulgur wheat 
  • Lemon wedges 

 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. 
  2. Heat oil in an ovenproof skillet (or sear in a pan and transfer to an ovenproof dish). 
  3. Season chicken and sear over high heat for 5 minutes or until well-browned. 
  4. Combine sauce ingredients and brush over chicken (drizzle with extra oil if needed). 
  5. Arrange tomatoes and onion around chicken. 
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until chicken is golden and cooked through. 
  7. Toss herbs through bulgur wheat. 
  8. Serve chicken, tomato and onion on a bed of herby bulgur wheat with lemon wedges on the side. 

 

 

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