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Harissa Chicken with Garlic Yogurt and Middle Eastern Superfries

Harissa Chicken with Garlic Yogurt and Middle Eastern Superfries

Harissa Chicken with Garlic Yogurt and Middle Eastern Superfries

  • Prepare time30 minutes
  • Cooking Time15 minutes
  • ServesServes 4
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Superfries Seasoning

Product used:
SuperFries Straight Cut Chips 900g
1 bag McCain®Superfries Straight Cut
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh coriander

Garlic Yogurt Sauce

  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • Pinch each salt and freshly ground pepper

Middle Eastern Salad

  • 1/2 English cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Harissa Chicken Thighs:

  • 4 chicken thighs (about 750 g), skin on
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup harissa sauce
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


1.Garlic Yogurt Sauce: Stir together yogurt, mint, lemon zest, garlic, salt and pepper until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to use or for up to 1 day.
2.Middle Eastern Salad: Toss together cucumber, tomatoes, onion, parsley, lemon juice, oil and salt. Set aside.
3.Harissa Chicken Thighs: Season chicken with salt and pepper. In ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken, skin side down, for five minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Turn thighs over and drain fat from skillet. Add onion, garlic and harissa to skillet; sauté for 3 minutes or until onion is softened. Add tomato sauce, chickpeas and olives; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken reaches internal temperature of 74°C. Sprinkle with parsley.
4.Meanwhile, prepare Superfries according to package directions. Before the last 5 minutes of cooking, remove from oven and sprinkle evenly with cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, paprika, cinnamon and allspice; toss until well coated. Return Superfries to the oven for the remaining 5 minutes or until crisp and fully cooked.
5.Transfer Superfries to serving platter; top with Garlic Yogurt sauce and sprinkle with coriander. Serve with Harissa Chicken Thighs and Middle Eastern Salad.
6.Tip: Harissa can be found in the international section of most well-stocked grocery stores, boutique kitchen shops or Middle Eastern grocers.