Many think the Moroccans invented harissa to upgrade food from good to excellent and this intense, aromatic dish proves it. Made predominantly from chili, garlic, cumin and coriander our Herbie’s blend of these fresh, pure spices creates a wonderfully flavorful dish to pair with Heritage Shiraz.
Rinse chicken drumettes and pat dry. Take all the ingredients for the marinade (M) and mix together in a bowl until combined. Add the drumettes to the marinade, toss together and put in a zip lock bag and massage the marinade into the chicken. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 20 min.
Meanwhile Pre-heat your oven to the broiler setting. Combine all ingredients for the sauce (S) in a small bowl except for the Harissa Spice mix, whisk and adjust until it is the proper consistency.
Take the Harissa Spice mix and combine it with 1 Tablespoon of water and let it sit for 5 min. Once it is reconstituted and has the consistency of a paste, add it to the sauce. Whisk again and reserve.
Once the chicken is marinated, line a broiler pan or sheet pan with foil. Take the chicken out of the bag and dry with paper towels. Place the drumettes on the broiler pan and Broil for 10 min on the first side then flip and broil for 8 more minutes on the second.
Continue to broil until each drumette is firm and has reached 165 degrees.
In a clean bowl toss the drumettes in the prepared sauce and serve immediately with left over sauce on the side together with our Heritage Shiraz.
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