Chicken with Harissa

Chicken with Harissa is a delicious, easy, quick and spicy grilled chicken meal recipe. A North African Style grilling recipe. It is well spiced and also includes grilled vegetables with a red pepper harissa. It is a quick 35 minute recipe. Makes 4 servings. It is also a low calories, low fat, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic friendly  and Weight Watchers (5) PointsPlus recipe. Chicken with Harissa will be loved by all of your family, friends anchicken-with-harissad guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.


1 (4 oz) jar roasted red peppers, rinsed, drained
1 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil, divided
1 tbsp + 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 paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1 medium size yellow summer squash, halved crosswise, cut lengthwise
into 1/4-inch thick slices

1 medium size zucchini, halved crosswise, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick slices
4 small boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves (about 1lb total)


For the Harissa:

1. Place roasted red peppers, 1 teaspoon each of the oil and vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of the cumin, the sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of the garlic powder and crushed red pepper in a blender or food processor; cover. Process or blend until a chunky sauce forms. (Do not puree.) Set aside.

2. 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.

3. Preheat grill to medium.

4. Grill chicken 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 Harissa with each (4 oz) serving of chicken and 1/4 of vegetable mixture.

YIELD: 4 servings.
Serving Size: 1 chicken piece + 1/4 of vegetables + 2 tbsp harissa.

Weight Watchers PointsPlus+ = 5
Carb Choices: 1/2

Calories: 208, Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 397mg, Sugars: 3.2g, Carbohydrates: 6g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 28g

Original recipe and image from McCormick & Company, Inc.

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