Cooked Chicken with some sauce
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Keto Harissa Lime Chicken

Keto Harissa Lime Chicken roasted is slightly spicy from Harissa and garlic, sweet like honey from Yacon and tangy from the lime zest and juice. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 391kcal


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime zest
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp Yacon Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Harissa (mild)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp organic pink salt


  • 2 tsp tapioca flour
  • 1/8 cup water
  • Juices in the frying pan


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Spatchcock the chicken. This means to cut out the backbone.
  • First, with a sharp pair of scissors cut down one side of the backbone. Push down on the breastbone until it lays flatter. Second, gently remove the skin from the remaining side of the backbone. Using the scissors again cut down the other side of the backbone.
  • Thirdly, in a bowl combine lime zest, lime juice, chicken broth, Yacon syrup, Harissa, minced garlic, and salt and stir together. Fourthly, pour a small amount of the marinade into the bottom of the pan. Then, use your finger and carefully pull the skin away from the chicken breast and leg without tearing so that you can place in some of the marinade. Add the chicken to the pan and lift up the chicken and pour a small amount of the marinade under the skin. 
  • Finally, pour the remaining marinade on top of the chicken and place into the oven. Place a sheet of tinfoil lightly laid over the top of the chicken. After 25 minutes remove tinfoil and continue to bake for 20 to 35 minutes.
  • After 25 minutes remove tinfoil and continue to bake for 20 to 35 minutes. If necessary cook an additional 10 -15 minutes.
  • Lastly, remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 to 20 minutes then cut up and serve. Remove chicken to a plate and make a sauce for the chicken. 


  • Combine the tapioca flour and water making a slurry. 
  • Place the pan from the oven on the stove top with the chicken juices inside and heat up on the stove until it simmers. 
  • Finally, add the slurry and stir until thickened. 
  • Serve some sauce over your serving of chicken.


Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5 g 7 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 61 mg 20 %
Sodium 236 mg 10 %
Potassium 35 mg 1 %
Total Carbohydrate 6 g 2 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g 2 %
Sugars 3 g  
Protein 79 g 158 %
Vitamin A 4 %
Vitamin C 35 %
Calcium 1 %
Iron 6 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.