Grilled Chicken with Red Pepper Harissa Recipe

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Harissa is spicy condiment from Tunisia. It’s loaded with flavor, but very low in fat and calories, making it a perfect accompaniment to healthful meals.

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Servings: 4


Cost per serving $1.50 view details
  • 4 Oz Jar Roasted Red Peppers, Rinsed And Drained
  • 1 Tbsp. Plus 1 Tsp. Olive Oil, Divided
  • 1 Tbsp. Plus 1 Tsp. Red Wine Vinegar, Divided
  • 1 Tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 Tsp. Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/4 Tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp. Crushed Red Pepper
  • 2 Tsp. Hungarian Sweet Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Medium Yellow Squash, Sliced 1/2-Inch Thick Diagonally
  • 1 Medium Zucchini, Sliced 1/2-Inch Thick Diagonally
  • 1 Lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Halves (4 Small)


For the Red Pepper Harissa:
Place roasted red peppers, 1 teaspoon each of the oil and vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of the cumin, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of the garlic powder and crushed red pepper in blender or food processor; cover. Process or blend until a chunky sauce forms. (Do not puree.) Set aside.
For Chicken:
Mix remaining 1 tablespoon each oil and vinegar, paprika, remaining 1 teaspoon garlic powder, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin and salt in small bowl. Place vegetables in large bowl. Add 1/2 of the spice mixture; toss to coat well.
Place chicken in another bowl. Add remaining spice mixture; turn to coat well.
Grill chicken over medium heat 4 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Grill vegetables 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until tender-crisp.
Serve 2 tablespoons Red Pepper Harissa with each serving of chicken and vegetables.
Cook's Tip:
You can roast your own sweet red bell peppers for the harissa sauce. Use one large or two small.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 203g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 151  
Calories from Fat 52 34%
Total Fat 5.88g 7%
Saturated Fat 0.95g 4%
Trans Fat 0.02g  
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 347mg 14%
Potassium 519mg 15%
Total Carbs 6.2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 7%
Sugars 3.25g 2%
Protein 18.74g 30%



  • Salad Foodie
    April 22, 2014
    Robyn, this looks so appetizing. A quick-to-the-table meal with lots of appeal.
    1 reply
    • Robyn Savoie
      April 23, 2014
      Thank you, hope you like it. I saw the recipe for harissa sauce and had to try it. Fell in love with it.

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