Grilled Moroccan Chicken

I have not made chicken in a long time but today I made this grilled Moroccan chicken that was the bomb.

Mina Harissa Moroccan grilled chicken

I have not make chicken in a long time and this grilled Moroccan chicken sure it was perfection. I love spices and this recipe sure used quite a variety of them.

Besides using the spices for this grilled Moroccan chicken I used one of my favorite natural spicy sauces, Mina Harissa. I used to use sriracha a lot but now it is replaced with this brand because it is completely natural and that I love way better.

You can buy Mina Harissa in red or green form. The color comes from using different type of peppers, so which ever one you like best, both are made with natural ingredients and they even have a mild variety if you don’t like hot food.

Now, this recipe calls for a lot of chicken. If you want to half the recipe go ahead, I just like to cook for more than just one time to have leftovers and use in the future. If you are having a gathering this would be perfect because this recipe will feed at least 6-8 people.

On another note, what is everyone doing for this summer? My kids are about to finish school, I am attending summer school and going to Spain this summer is just not possible for us. My vacation this year is going to be really short. Three days in Atlantic City, which I haven’t been there in years, and then the TN mountains for 2 weeks. Now that will be my only and real vacation even though I will have to work there too.

Anyhow my friends, if you like grilling and like chicken you need to try this recipe. My husband is the grilled master in our house and he totally approved my recipe. This grilled Moroccan chicken is great for any upcoming pool parties or gathering with your friends.


Mina Harissa Moroccan grilled chickenMina Harissa Moroccan grilled chicken

Mina Harissa Moroccan grilled chicken

Mina Harissa Moroccan grilled chicken

Mina Harissa Moroccan grilled chicken


Grilled moroccan chicken

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 6-8 servings

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 3 lbs organic chicken drumsticks
  • 3lbs organic chicken breast
  • Fresh tomatoes, optional


  • 1/4 cup Red Mina Harissa Sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3-4 lemons, juice
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp celtic salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Fresh mint or coriander, chopped


In a large mixing bowl place the marinade ingredients and mix through. The marinade will be thick.

Place the chicken breast, not the drumstick, in between plastic wrap and use a meat tenderizer to pound the chicken to thin it out. Make 2-3 light scores on each chicken piece. This will allow the marinade to penetrate the meat.

Add the chicken breast and drumsticks to the bowl and mix in with the marinade making sure each chicken piece is covered nicely. I do this step with my hands. Let the chicken sit at room temperature for one hour or covered in the refrigerator overnight.

Preheat your grill. Add the chicken pieces and cook over medium to low heat for 5-7 minutes on each side depending on your grill. It may take slightly more time.

If using you can add sliced tomatoes and lemons to your grill the last 3-4 minutes of cooking to serve with the chicken.

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  1. These look so yum! I love spicy marinade.

  2. Love the favors in this, can’t wait to try this over the summer!!

  3. I am now allowed a grill in the condo where I live. I would like to make this in the oven. Could you suggest a temperature and how much time?

    • I would say like 400F and the time I am not sure, I would say between 20-30 minutes but just keep and eye on it and see how is it like at 25 minutes for doneness :-). Let me know how it turns out.

  4. Hi Miryam… This grilled harissa chicken recipe looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it. Thank you for using our harissa : )

  5. what can be used as a substitue for the red Mina Harissa sauce?

  6. This was delicious! Thanks for the recipe. I had harissa powder so I mixed it with olive oil to a thick paste and it worked really well. I paired it with Ruffino Orvieto Classico white wine and it was pretty decent. Made extra hoping to have leftovers for lunch but it was all gone!. I served it with the Orzo and Chickpea Salad recipe from Pinterest and made the Salted Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake for dessert. Yum!

  7. This harissa chicken recipe looks delicious! Can wait till it gets warmer out so I can pull out the grill for these harissa chicken drumsticks!

  8. I don’t have fresh lemons can I use lemon juice?

  9. Hi this looks delicious. Where can I buy the mina Harissa in the UK from?

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