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Moroccan Harissa Grilled Chicken Legs

  • Author: Krista @
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 30 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 35 mins
  • yield Yield: 8-10 1x
  • category Category: Gluten Free, Poultry, Easy Healthy Recipes,
  • method Method: Grilled
  • cuisine Cuisine: Moroccan


Moroccan Harissa Grilled Chicken Legs the perfect grilling recipe to wow the crowd this summer!



  • 4.5 lbs. chicken drumsticks (or legs)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoons paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 10 oz. jar of mild or spicy harissa (I used Mina brand)


  1. Preheat grill to 400 degrees. Leaving one side of the grill off with indirect heat (or no coals on one side).
  2. In a small bowl add garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, cumin, cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add chicken legs to a large ziplock bag, then add the spice blend to the bag. Cover and mix around to cover the legs with the seasoning.
  4. Place chicken legs on the grill and flip every 5-7 minutes. Once they start to brown move to the indirect heat side so you don’t burn them!
  5. When the internal temperature reached 185-190 degrees. Baste the chicken legs with harissa sauce and let cook an addition 1-2 minutes.
  6. Remove from grill and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Keywords: grilled chicken legs, harissa chicken, Moroccan chicken