Harissa Chicken Cava Recipe


Harissa chicken cava is a delicious and flavorful dish that combines the heat of harissa paste with the tenderness of chicken. This recipe is perfect for those who enjoy spicy and aromatic flavors. The chicken is marinated in a mixture of harissa paste, lemon juice, and spices, then cooked to perfection. Serve it with cava, a sparkling wine from Spain, for a delightful pairing.

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons harissa paste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. In a bowl, combine the harissa paste, lemon juice, cumin, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a shallow dish and pour the harissa mixture over them. Make sure the chicken is evenly coated. Let it marinate for at least 10 minutes, or refrigerate for up to 24 hours for a more intense flavor.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the marinated chicken breasts and cook for about 5-7 minutes per side, or until they are cooked through and nicely browned.
  4. Remove the chicken from the skillet and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  5. Serve the harissa chicken cava with a glass of chilled cava and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Enjoy this spicy and flavorful harissa chicken cava dish with its perfect pairing of cava wine. It's a delightful combination that will surely impress your guests!