Jamie Oliver's 5 ingredient harissa chicken traybake
Jamie Oliver’s harissa chicken recipe is the perfect way to roast a whole chicken – guaranteeing maximum flavour, with minimum fuss.
Jamie Oliver’s harissa chicken traybake recipe is made with just five ingredients, and is the classic chuck-in-and-cook type dish we’ve come to know and love from the British chef. For a tasty kick, Jamie uses the North American spice harissa, which adds a nice delicate heat to the tender cooked chicken. Be sure to serve this with couscous or a leafy side salad. Jamie Oliver’s harissa chicken features on the Channel 4 series Jamie’s Quick and Easy Food.
Make sure your whole chicken is cooked by using a sharp knife to pierce the skin and pull the leg away from the body. This should release the meat's juices which should run clear when gently pushed. If the meat appears pink, or the juices are a pink or red colour, pop back in the oven for five minute intervals, carrying out the same trick until the meat is perfectly cooked.
- 4 mixed-colour peppers
- 2 red onions
- 1 x 1.2kg whole free-range chicken
- 4 heaped teaspoons rose harissa
- 4 sprigs of fresh mint