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Harissa roast chicken fajitas recipe

Harissa roast chicken fajitas recipe

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Jamie Oliver says, "Harissa is a really delicious, fairly mild North African chilli paste that does amazing things to chicken. It's so much fun to serve this fajita-style, and so easy too! You're going to love it." See method

  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins to prepare and 1 hr 20 mins to cook
  • 470 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 2 heaped tsp harissa, plus extra to serve
  • red wine vinegar
  • 3 sweet potatoes (about 800g)
  • 400g tin of chickpeas in water
  • 1.3kg free-range whole medium chicken
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 eating apples
  • ¼ of a red cabbage
  • 4 sprigs of fresh mint (optional)
  • 6 wholemeal tortillas
  • 6 tbsp natural yogurt
High in protein, which supports the maintenance of muscle mass

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    19g 28%
  • Saturates

    6g 28%
  • Sugars

    11g 12%
  • Salt

    0.9g 15%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 39.2g Protein 32.8g Fibre 8.1g


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  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Dollop the harissa into a large roasting tray, add a splash of vinegar and a good pinch of sea salt and black pepper.
  2. Scrub the sweet potatoes, drain the chickpeas and add to the tray, along with the chicken. Give everything a really good rub and mix up, then turn the chicken breast-side down and roast for 1 hr 20 mins, or until golden and cooked through, turning the chicken halfway, and basting occasionally.
  3. To make the slaw, place 2 tbsp of vinegar and oil into a bowl. Scrub the carrots and coarsely grate or finely slice along with the apples and cabbage. Roughly chop the mint leaves (if using), then toss together and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer the chicken to a big platter along with the chickpeas. Tear open the sweet potatoes and add to the platter, then drizzle over any tasty juices from the tray.
  5. Warm the tortillas in the oven; ripple a little harissa through the yogurt. Shred the chicken and let everyone load up their tortillas with a bit of everything.

Jamie's tip: "Unlike white potatoes, sweet potatoes count as 1 of your 5-a-day. Get in!"

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