Harissa Chicken with Leeks and Potatoes Recipe

Harissa Chicken with Leeks and Potatoes Recipe

How To Make Harissa Chicken with Leeks and Potatoes

Spicy, succulent, and packed with flavors, this harissa chicken makes a belly-filling meal, roasted with veggies, and topped with a creamy yogurt sauce!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Marinate Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes



  • 1lbchicken thighs,bone in, skin on
  • 1lbchicken drumsticks,bone in, skin on
  • kosher salt,to taste
  • pepper,to taste
  • 5garlic,minced
  • 1tbspground cumin
  • 1tbspsmoked paprika
  • 3tbspharissa paste
  • 2lemons,juiced, plus ¼ cup, divided
  • lbsyukon gold potato,cubed
  • 1tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 1tbspdried parsley
  • 1cupGreek yogurt
  • ½cupfresh parsley,chopped
  • 2tbsphoney
  • ½cupfresh dill
  • 1tbspsumac
  • 2leeks,white and light green parts, halved lengthwise, rinsed, and thinly sliced into half moons
  • lemon zest



  1. Add the chicken to a large bowl and season with the salt, pepper, garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, harissa paste, and the juice of 2 lemons. Toss until the chicken is well coated.

  2. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Add the potatoes to half of a baking sheet and drizzle with the olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and the parsley and toss to coat. Arrange the marinated chicken pieces on the other side of the baking sheet.

  3. Roast the chicken and potatoes for 30 minutes.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, salt, pepper, parsley, honey, dill, sumac, and remaining ¼ cup of lemon juice. Stir well until smooth, the set aside.

  2. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, toss the potatoes, then spread the leeks and lemon zest in an even layer over the potatoes.

  3. Return to the oven for another 20 minutes, or until the chicken is browned and cooked through and the vegetables are tender and slightly crispy.

  4. Serve the chicken over the potatoes and leeks, drizzle with the yogurt sauce, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 1589.50kcal
  • Fat: 75.97g
  • Saturated Fat: 22.03g
  • Trans Fat: 0.30g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 29.86g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 14.21g
  • Carbohydrates: 129.54g
  • Fiber: 16.08g
  • Sugar: 31.65g
  • Protein: 104.36g
  • Cholesterol: 450.06mg
  • Sodium: 2850.52mg
  • Calcium: 442.13mg
  • Potassium: 3346.86mg
  • Iron: 13.83mg
  • Vitamin A: 377.85µg
  • Vitamin C: 159.14mg
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