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Rose Harissa Honey Chicken

Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author whiteblankspace


  • 3 lb bone-in chicken thigh or drumsticks
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp rose harissa
  • 1.5 tbsp honey


  1. Place the oven rack in the middle and preheat to 400F.
  2. Mix juice from 1 lemon and an equal amount of olive oil. Brush the mixture on both sides of the chicken.
  3. Sprinkle salt on both sides of the chicken.
  4. Bake skin-side-up for 30 minutes for smaller thighs and 35 minutes for bigger thighs and drumsticks.
  5. Meanwhile, mix rose harissa and honey.
  6. Take out the chicken from the oven, and brush the sauce on top of the partially-baked chicken.
  7. Bake for an additional 10 to 12 minutes until the top is slightly charred.

Recipe Notes

You can season the chicken up to one day before baking. Prepare the chicken following steps 1 to 3 and refrigerate until you are ready to bake.