Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check to make sure the harissa sauce is gluten-free.


"Comfort is key for a barbecue." -Ashley Madekwe, Actress

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is a fantastic barbecue sauce. It is spicy, smoky, and exotic, but super simple to make.

Harissa is widely available in stores, and I like to purchase it in tubes (which is how I buy tomato paste, too). The spiciness of different brands can vary widely, so this is one recipe where you should taste for flavor - maybe start with a bit less harissa and add what you want to taste.


Moroccan Grilled Chicken

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 4 ounces chicken with sauce

Cooking time: 30 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers.

Serve with Brown Rice or Cilantro Rice or Middle Eastern Spiced Potatoes | Low Sodium Version and Sambal Roasted Carrots or Zucchini with Sun Dried Tomatoes | Low Sodium Version

Moroccan Grilled Chicken recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 2 Tbsp. harissa sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. no salt added tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 16 ounces boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Place a large skillet in the oven and preheat the oven to 375°F or start the grill with the settings or charcoal on a medium high heat.

Place the harissa, tomato paste, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, honey, coriander, and olive oil in a medium mixing bowl and fold together until blended.

Add the chicken breasts and toss well to coat.

When ready to cook add the chicken breasts to the skillet or grill.

Cook for about 7 to 10 minutes and turn. Cook for another 7 to 10 minutes and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounces chicken with sauce

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 182 Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7g 11%
    Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 108mg 37%
Sodium 264mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 4g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2% Iron 8%
Vitamin K 7mcg Potassium 422mg