Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken Dinner


Spice up chicken dinners with a touch of harissa. The North African red pepper sauce adds depth and kick to this one-pan meal perfect for weeknights.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 chicken thighs


  • 2 tablespoons harissa sauce, divided

  • 4 (5 ounce) bone-in chicken thighs, or more to taste

  • 8 ounces multicolored carrots, peeled, halved lengthwise and crosswise

  • 8 ounces cauliflower florets

  • 8 ounces baby potatoes, halved

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon grated orange zest


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Spoon 1 teaspoon harissa sauce under the skin of each thigh, then transfer to an aluminum foil-lined 10x15-inch baking pan. Spread carrots, cauliflower, and potatoes onto the pan. Drizzle evenly with oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Roast, uncovered, in the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest parts of chicken registers 175 degrees F (80 degrees C), 40 to 55 minutes. Stir vegetables once halfway through.

  4. Stir together parsley, garlic, and zest in a small bowl.

  5. Toss vegetables with remaining 2 teaspoons harissa sauce. Sprinkle with parsley mixture.


Find the recipe for Chef John's Harissa Sauce at

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

383 Calories
22g Fat
20g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 383
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 44mg 219%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 817mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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