Servings: 7


  • 7 halal chicken thighs
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons harissa paste
  • ¼ teaspoon white ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1½ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Step 2

Place the chicken thighs in a bowl. Squeeze in lemon juice and drain.

Step 3

Mix in the harissa paste, spices, and olive oil. Let it marinate for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Make horizontal cuts across the chicken thigh. These cuts should be deep enough to touch bone.

Step 5

Heat a grill pan until it is really hot. Pack in the chicken thighs and sear both sides for 5 minutes. Start with the chicken skin side of the thigh for crispy skin.

Step 6

Transfer the seared chicken to a baking dish.

Step 7

Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.

Step 8

Serve with mashed potatoes or a vegetable side dish.