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Harissa Roast Chicken with beans and lentils
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Harissa Roast Chicken with Beans & Lentils

Harissa Roast Chicken with Beans & Lentils
Servings: 4
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1 medium free range chicken
  • 1 tbs butter - softened
  • 1-2 tsp harissa powder
  • 1/2 lemon cut into wedges
  • Glug light olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 tin of beans - drained and rinsed - I used black eyed
  • 1 mug of green or puy lentils
  • 1 cloves garlic - finely chopped
  • 1 pint chicken or vegetable stock


  • Pop the lemon wedges into the chicken's cavity and place in a roasting tin with a glug of oil.
  • Mix the butter and harissa together and rub well into the bird's breast.   Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cooking time will be about 20 minutes per pound (450g), plus another half hour at GM5 / 375F / 190C.  Put the bird into the oven to cook.
  • 40 minutes before the end of cooking time scatter the garlic, lentils and beans around the chicken and cover them with the stock.   Return to the oven.
  • Keep an eye on it, you may need to add more stock, or put a piece of foil over the bird to prevent the breast over-cooking.
  • When ready the lentils will be soft and most of the stock would have been absorbed.    Place the bird onto a carving board and cover with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes.    Pour any juices into the lentil and bean mix.   To thicken the lentils and beans simply blitz some to a paste and return to the pan and stir through.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Serving: 4servings | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 142mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.3mg