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Harissa Chicken with Tahini Yoghurt

  • 4 Serves
  • 15 minutes
  • 135 minutes

Make a family occasion that little bit more memorable by whipping up this delicious roast dish with an exotic twist.

Recipe supplied by Lilydale



2kg family roast chicken
​1⁄3 cup olive oil
​1⁄4 cup harissa paste
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 cups greek-style natural yoghurt
1 green onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons tahini paste
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons warm water
2 tablespoons chopped coriander
Lemon wedges, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan forced. Tie drumsticks together with kitchen string. Place chicken in a large baking dish.
  2. Combine oil, harissa paste and garlic in a bowl. Brush harissa mixture over the chicken. Cover loosely with foil and roast for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  3. Remove foil. Bake chicken for a further 45 minutes, brushing occasionally with remaining harissa mixture, or until golden brown and cooked through (juices run clear when tested with a skewer).
  4. Remove chicken from oven and rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Whisk yoghurt, onion, tahini paste, lemon juice, the water and coriander in a bowl. Season with salt.
  6. Serve chicken with tahini yoghurt and lemon wedges.

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