Harissa Chicken Meatballs Recipe with Bulgar

Harissa chicken meatballs with bulgar

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Check out our healthy homemade meatballs recipe, flavoured with spicy harissa. You can use chicken or turkey mince in this easy, flavour-packed midweek meal


Make these harissa chicken meatballs for a healthy dinner, then check out more delicious meatball recipes such as our baked Italian meatballs and vegetarian meatballs. We’ve also got plenty more inspiration for healthy chicken recipes.



  • bulgar wheat 100g
  • chicken stock 200ml, boiling
  • lean chicken or turkey mince 250g
  • harissa 1 tbsp
  • red onion 1 small, ½ grated and ½ thinly sliced
  • olive oil
  • mint a large handful, chopped
  • flat-leaf parsley a large handful, chopped
  • natural yogurt to serve


  • Step 1

    Put the bulgar in a bowl, pour over the boiling stock then cover with clingfilm and leave for 15 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, mix the mince, harissa and grated onion in a bowl with some seasoning. Roll into small, walnut-sized balls. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Fry the meatballs for around 15 minutes, turning until golden all over and cooked through.

  • Step 3

    Drain the bulgar and mix with the sliced onion, mint and parsley, a drizzle more olive oil and plenty of seasoning. Serve the meatballs on the bulgar, drizzled with any pan juices and a spoonful of natural yogurt.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 404
  • Fat 9.5g
  • Saturates 1.5g
  • Carbs 39.5g
  • Fibre 1.5g
  • Protein 39.5g
  • Salt 0.5g