Harissa honey chicken

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 ounce Dried chile pepper; of choice
2 tablespoons Fresh cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon Fresh mint leaves
1 pinch Salt
1 Clove garlic
2 tablespoons Oil; approximate
20 ounces Chicken breast; (four fillets)
3 tablespoons Honey
2 tablespoons Dry sherry
2 tablespoons Harissa sauce; see above
Salt

HARISSA

CHICKEN

Soak the chiles in warm water for 1 hour. Drain and puree with the other ingredients, adding only enough oil as is necessary to create a paste. To reduce the calories from fat content, use a little oil and lots of broth to form a paste.

Preheat oven to 400degF. Place the chicken breasts on a roasting pan. Mix honey, sherry, and harissa. Brush on the sauce. Coat both sidesof the breast. Season with salt. Roast about 15 minutes. (If the meat is not done, still remove from the oven and cover with foil. The chicken will continue to cook while it is resting.)

Serve with Couscous 'cooked' with orange juice and cilantro; steamed yams on a bed of wilted spinach. The chicken tends toward the dry side. Serve with a creamy raita.

See Basic Flavorings: Chiles (1996) Clare Gordon-Smith (ed).

Variation: Add sun-dried tomato crumbs to the soaking chiles. For poultry, use chicken with or without skin, quail, or cornish hen.

Make extra harissa. It is also good on grilled pork.

Recipe by: Basic Flavorings: Chiles Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #1069 by KitPATh <phannema@...> on Jan 31, 1998

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