Barbecued Chicken with Harissa Dressing

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  Barbecued Chicken with Harissa Dressing

 You can buy ready prepared Harissa but it is no comparison to the flavour of homemade - see how easy it is to prepare  

Barbecued Chicken with Harissa Dressing

Serves 4 


  • 4 chicken breasts, skin on
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 tablesp. olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper

Harissa Dressing 

  • 1 red pepper, roasted, skin removed and chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 3-4 chillies, roughly chopped
  • 1 teasp. ground cumin
  • 1 teasp. ground coriander
  • Handful coriander leaves
  • 4 tablesp. olive oil
  • Juice of a lemon

To Cook

An hour or two ahead if possible place the chicken breasts in a shallow dish. Pour over the lemon juice, olive oil and seasoning. Grill or barbecue until fully cooked.

To make the dressing

Put all the ingredients in a food processor. Process to form a thick sauce. Any leftovers will keep in the fridge for at least a week.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with the chicken, some steamed new potatoes and vegetables or salad.