Good Sunday morning!  It’s the day before Halloween – but, going by the pics I’ve seen from my friends in DC and Connecticut, it looks more like the first official day of winter.  I hear they had thundersnow in Hartford and that 300,000 people lost their power.  Do.  Not.  Miss.

Meanwhile, here it’s a bit cool and damp, but we definitely haven’t been going through the early onset of winter like my friends.  Later today, I need to swing by the grocery to pick up the treats and then carve the pumpkin for tomorrow – then, of course, the hardest part is keeping the mister from “sampling” the candy before the kids start coming around. 

So, if you have kids that you’ll be escorting around the neighborhood – or if you will be on the distribution side like we will – you need a dinner that is warming and flavorful but most imporantly EASY.  This one is so simple, you’ll have plenty of time to pop it in the oven and help the kids get their costume on (or time for your own!).

Sticky Harissa Chicken

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp rose harissa paste (I like Belazu)
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • zest and juice of a lemon

Preheat the oven to 400 F.  In a large bowl, whisk together the harissa paste, honey, oil, zest and juice, then coat the chicken and let it marinade for 30 minutes.  Then, put the chicken in a roasting pan, spooning over the marinade to cover the chicken and bake for 30 minutes.  Serve with couscous or rice but it’s also nice on a salad.