Harissa Honey Chicken

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Imagine savoring the flavors of Harissa Honey Chicken – it’s savory, sweet, and spicy all at once! This mouthwatering chicken is perfect for adding to a Mediterranean-inspired rice bowl, salad, or wrap. Inspired by a menu item at Cava, now you can recreate it at home, and even better!

Harissa Honey Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 6


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons harissa paste adjust to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • In a large bowl, combine chicken thighs, olive oil, harissa paste, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, cilantro, paprika, coriander, cumin, and salt. Mix well to evenly coat the chicken in the marinade.
  • Heat olive oil in a cast-iron skillet, pan, or grill over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook on each side until a nice brown crust develops, about 5 to 6 minutes per side.
  • Reduce the heat to low, add the butter and honey to the skillet, and cook for an additional minute or two until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Transfer the cooked chicken to a cutting board. Once it has cooled slightly, chop it into small pieces.
  • Serve and enjoy the delicious Harissa Honey Chicken in your favorite dishes!

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