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This protein-packed chicken dinner is truly ready in fifteen minutes.

15-minute Harissa Chicken

Yes, this really is a complete meal that’s ready in fifteen minutes! Cutting the chicken breast into small pieces significantly reduces the cooking time, and thanks to a quick braise with chickpeas and couscous in the pot, everything stays tender. The couscous absorbs all of the delicious north African flavors in the harissa sauce, and the dried fruit adds a chewy, sweet element.

Chef Tip: Make sure you buy the quick-cooking couscous variety, which requires less liquid and cooks in just a few minutes. Although great for other things, pearl or Israeli couscous varieties have to be boiled like pasta, and won’t work here.


What you need

  • Olive oil

  • 2 lbs. boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • Haven’s Kitchen Zippy Chili Harissa

  • 1 15 oz can, chickpeas

  • 1 cup, regular – quick couscous (Not the pearl couscous variety)

  • 2 cups chicken stock

  • A handful of prunes

  • ½ bunch parsley, chopped

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In a lidded braiser or deep skillet, heat a glug of the olive oil on medium-high heat and sear the chicken pieces


Add about ½ a pouch of the Harissa to coat the chicken and cook for a minute more


Add in your couscous and stir to coat with the harissa, then gradually add your chickpeas


Pour in your stock and bring it to a simmer


Once simmering, add in the dried fruit and cover. Cook for about 5 minutes until the couscous is tender and has soaked up all the stock


Fluff up the couscous with a fork and garnish with parsley

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Zippy Chili Harissa

A spicy-sweet sauce inspired by the North African spice-blend. Starring a 3-pepper mix and notes of cumin, cinnamon & dates. Contains 4 pouches (about…

4 Pack

Zippy Chili Harissa

A spicy-sweet sauce inspired by the North African spice-blend. Starring a 3-pepper mix and notes of cumin, cinnamon & dates. Contains 4 pouches (about…


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This recipe also goes well with Herby Chimichurri and Golden Turmeric Tahini.

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Many of our recipes also call for a glug of oil, often when heating oil in a pan or lightly dressing vegetables before roasting. We don’t expect you to pull out a measuring spoon every time you go to cook (but if you want to, that’s ok!) so we estimate a glug is about 2 tablespoons worth of oil.

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