As promised in our Mouthwatering Buttermilk Ranch Recipe post, I'm finally releasing my world-famous Harissa & Cilantro Chicken recipe for you to enjoy. In the words of my toddler "Okay, okay, slooow down". This recipe is world-famous in the very small world of my home and a handful of others that have dined in my kitchen :)
We like to make this chicken to pair with a freshly tossed salad and topped with my Mouthwatering Buttermilk Ranch Recipe of course; paired with Danielle Walker's amazing Enchilada Stuffed Sweet Potatoes; or for a protein packed breakfast--paired with buckwheat, fresh mozzarella, cubed sweet potato, and avocado.
Did you catch that??? I actually eat this every day for breakfast! I know, super weird and definitely not the typical American breakfast, BUT this breakfast has done wonders for keeping my blood sugar stable throughout the day. Plus it's AMAZING!!
Enough about my crazy breakfast and onto the recipe!
Harissa is a blend of a variety of spices and can get very spicy if you use too much. Just to give you perspective, I cannot handle spicy foods, but I love this dish! When you use this seasoning sparingly like I did in this recipe, it creates a mouthwatering and savory dish. I paired it with cilantro which compliments the harissa perfectly.
Harissa & Cilantro Chicken
By: Caitlyn J. Hanson
- 2 tbsp. butter (we prefer Kerrygold Grassfed or from your local farmer)
- 2.5 lbs. organic raw chicken (I prefer chicken thighs but any part of the chicken works)
- 1/2 sp. garlic powder
- 1.5 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 3 tsp. harissa seasoning, divided (I purchased ours from Whole Foods)
- 1.5 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt
- 1/2 bunch or 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (I used the stems too)
- Melt butter in large covered sauce pan over medium heat.
- Add raw chicken being careful to not stack the chicken on top of each other to ensure even cooking. Season chicken with garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, 2 tsp. of the harissa seasoning, and salt.
- Cover and cook chicken for 20-25 minutes, turning over half way through. To ensure even cooking, I cut up the chicken at the end of the cooking time into bite size pieces with kitchen shears.
- Sprinkle remaining harissa seasoning if desired and sprinkle cilantro over the chicken. I like to cook the meat a couple more minutes until all of the liquid has cooked down and coated the chicken making the chicken caramelized.
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Caitlyn J. Hanson
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