Recipe By Juliana Hale
Published Nov 16th
Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken Dinner
Prep 15m Cook 40m Additional - Ready In 55m
Servings 4 chicken thighs Calories 382.8

Spice up chicken dinners with a touch of harissa. The North African red pepper sauce adds depth and kick to this one-pan meal perfect for weeknights.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons harissa sauce, divided
  • 4 (5 ounce) bone-in chicken thighs, or more to taste
  • 8 ounces multicolored carrots, peeled, halved lengthwise and crosswise
  • 8 ounces cauliflower florets
  • 8 ounces baby potatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon grated orange zest

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 2 Spoon 1 teaspoon harissa sauce under the skin of each thigh, then transfer to an aluminum foil-lined 10x15-inch baking pan. Spread carrots, cauliflower, and potatoes onto the pan. Drizzle evenly with oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. 3 Roast, uncovered, in the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest parts of chicken registers 175 degrees F (80 degrees C), 40 to 55 minutes. Stir vegetables once halfway through.
  4. 4 Stir together parsley, garlic, and zest in a small bowl.
  5. 5 Toss vegetables with remaining 2 teaspoons harissa sauce. Sprinkle with parsley mixture.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 382.8
  • Carbohydrate 19.5 g
  • Cholesterol 88.1 mg
  • Fat 21.9 g
  • Fiber 4.4 g
  • Protein 26.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.1 g
  • Sodium 419.9 mg
  • Sugar 4.5 g

Chef's Notes

Find the recipe for Chef John's Harissa Sauce at


  1. Easy and delicious!
  2. Based on the other review, I cut the veggies smaller and roasted them first for a bit before I added the chicken. I also marinated the chicken with the Harissa (Trader Joe's has the paste) for about an hour but probably needed longer. The Parsely/Orange mixture is a must and finishes this dish with a - Read more ...
  3. It was good,but carrots were still kind of raw, even after an hour of baking