If you’re wondering what to serve with your harissa chicken, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 39 of the most popular side dishes for harissa chicken.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with harissa chicken are tabbouleh white bean salad, whole wheat pita bread, coconut rice, and arugula salad. You can also try roasted carrots, gouda mashed potatoes, Greek orzo stuffed peppers, or grilled vegetables. For a delicious fusion, try fettuccine alfredo pasta.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Tabbouleh white bean salad
Tabbouleh is traditionally made with bulgur wheat, but white beans are an excellent, heartier substitution.
They’re packed with plant protein and fiber, meaning you’ll stay fuller for longer.
And all you need to complete the meal is a few slices of your fiery harissa chicken. YUM!
Why we love this recipe: leftovers are great for lunch the next day.
Greek whole wheat pita bread
This Greek pita is more like a flatbread and is perfect for turning into a wrap.
It’s made using a mixture of whole-wheat and bread flour, giving the pita a soft and chewy texture.
Load the wrap with slices of harissa chicken, colorful veggies, and a generous drizzle of tzatziki sauce for a satisfying meal you can enjoy on the go.
Why we love this recipe: it’s very detailed and easy to follow.
Skip the plain white rice and go for something flavored instead.
This recipe simmers the rice in a mixture of canned coconut milk, sugar, and water, infusing it with a delicate sweetness that perfectly contrasts your harissa chicken’s bold and citrusy flavors.
Pro-tip: to get extra fluffy rice, rinse the grains before cooking them to wash away excess starch.
Why we love this recipe: it will be ready to serve in less than 20 minutes.
Greek orzo-stuffed red peppers
These delicious and unique roasted peppers are stuffed with a medley of orzo, feta, and olives.
And the cherry on top (literally) are the cherry tomatoes. They’ll bring a burst of freshness to round out the whole dish.
You can serve these as a starter before your harissa chicken, or as a main.
Why we love this recipe: it wouldn’t look out of place at a high-end restaurant.
Gouda mashed potatoes
Regular mashed potatoes are great, but if you’re in the mood for something even more indulgent, this recipe is a must-try.
As well as the cheese, it’s loaded with caramelized onions and garlic, which give the potatoes a subtle sweetness.
The sweetness combined with the creamy gouda is just what you need to balance out your spicy harissa chicken.
Why we love this recipe: it’ll makes any dinner feel special.
Moroccan roasted carrots with orange
Getting bored of your usual sugary glazed carrots? I’ve got just the recipe!
Instead of the standard glaze, these carrots are coated with a Moroccan-inspired spice blend (think cinnamon, cumin, and coriander) and orange juice.
They pair wonderfully with some harissa chicken and a bed of warm couscous.
Why we love this recipe: it requires very little hands-on cooking.
Green beans almondine
Add a French twist to your chicken with a serving of green beans almondine.
This dish may sound fancy, but it couldn’t be easier to make.
The key to perfecting it is not overlooking the beans. No one likes soggy veg!
Why we love this recipe: it transforms a simple vegetable into something super elegant.
Greek yogurt coleslaw
Love creamy coleslaws but wish they were less calorific? This recipe is a great alternative.
It uses greek yogurt, which has fewer calories than mayonnaise but will give the slaw a similar creaminess.
And you can make it even healthier by using low-fat or zero-fat Greek yogurt.
Chill the slaw before serving it with your harissa chicken for a cool, refreshing contrast.
Why we love this recipe: you can enjoy this tasty slaw with less guilt.
Roasted za’atar sweet potato fries
Jazz up your sweet potato fries with za’atar seasoning.
It’s a Middle Eastern spice blend that boasts a zippy, herby flavor with a hint of nuttiness and a crunchy bite (thanks to the sesame).
And the best part? It’s not spicy, so anyone can enjoy these fries.
Psst… don’s skip the tahini, it’s full of umami.
Why we love this recipe: it’s highly addicting.
Parmesan arugula salad
With a dish as loud as harissa chicken, you can get away with pairing it alongside something super simple.
And you can’t get much simpler than this 10 minute arugula salad!
You only need 6 ingredients (most of which are for the homemade dressing), but I highly recommend going for the good quality stuff to get the nest results.
Why we love this recipe: a serving only has 92 calories.
Mediterranean grilled vegetables
Planning on grilling your harissa chicken? Why not toss some veggies on the grill too?
You can grill almost any vegetable, as long as it’s tender enough to cook through without burning.
Grilled veggies are tasty on their own, but this recipe goes a step further and drizzles them with a flavorsome sumac vinaigrette (recipe included).
Why we love this recipe: it’s great for clearing out random vegetables from your fridge.
Homemade fettuccine alfredo
This is my go-to pasta dish for hectic weeknights. After all, who can resist that luscious, cheesy sauce?
It’s easy to make, and you only need five ingredients to make it (most of which you probably already have in your cupboards).
Top this creamy pasta dish with your harissa chicken for some mouth-watering North African-Italian fusion.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Fresh peach salsa
Add a tropical twist to your meal with a fruit salsa.
The vibrant yellow and orange colors will look superb on the plate next to your chicken’s charred exterior. And you’ll get the sweet-but-savory flavour everyone loves.
Psst… let this sit for a few hours for a juicier salsa.
Why we love this recipe: it’s an effortless summer dish.
The best dishes to serve with harissa chicken
- Tabbouleh white bean salad
- Greek whole wheat pita bread
- Coconut rice
- Greek orzo-stuffed red peppers
- Gouda mashed potatoes
- Moroccan roasted carrots with orange
- Green beans almondine
- Greek yogurt coleslaw
- Roasted za’atar sweet potato fries
- Parmesan arugula salad
- Mediterranean grilled vegetables
- Homemade fettuccine alfredo
- Fresh peach salsa
Psst… realised you’ve run out of harissa to make your harissa chicken? I’ve got some great substitute options for you to try.
What To Serve With Harissa Chicken
- 1 portion harissa chicken
- Prepare your harissa chicken according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: tabbouleh white bean salad, greek whole wheat pita bread, coconut rice, greek orzo-stuffed red peppers, gouda mashed potatoes, Moroccan roasted carrots with orange, green beans almondine, greek yogurt coleslaw, roasted za’atar sweet potato fries, parmesan arugula salad, Mediterranean grilled vegetables, homemade fettuccine alfredo, and fresh peach salsa.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!