This is in the weekly rotation in our household, which is saying something considering that we really don't make the effort to cook as regularly at home as we should. Our picky son loves this, and I've made it as is, and mixed it up with different spices, etc. We've lately been making it with quinoa in place of the couscous (same liquid requirement, just takes a bit longer to cook through), and the last time I did it I used a cinnamon/cumin/ginger seasoning blend, and substituted 1/2 cup orange juice for part of the broth. I've made it with kale and spinach, and it works great either way.
Chicken Thighs with Couscous & Kale
From EatingWell: November/December 2013
One-pot meals, like this all-in-one chicken thigh, kale and Israeli couscous recipe, are perfect for nights when you want to keep cleanup to a minimum. Look for Israeli couscous—small pearl-shaped pasta made from semolina flour—near other Middle Eastern dry goods in well-stocked supermarkets or specialty-foods stores.
6 Reviews for Chicken Thighs with Couscous & Kale
ABSOLUTELY Delicious!!!! The boyfriend and grandma loved it! We are all looking forward to leftovers! :) However, I made a few adjustments to put my own spin on it:
-Used 6 chicken thighs
-Added smoked paprika, turmeric, garlic salt, and Trader Joes 'Everyday Spice' blend freshly ground.
-Used Trader Joes 'Harvest Grain Blend' instead of cous cous, and a whole sweet onion
-Used about 5cups of chicken/veggie broth
-Cooked on Medium about 45mins
Threw together in about 30 minutes, perfect if you have ingredients laying around and growing out in garden. Tasty dish, 3 year old daughter ate it all up
Made this tonight and it was very yummy. I did sear the chicken for a few mins longer as I had fat pieces. Also cooked the whole thing a bit longer to get the couscous fully absorbed. Felt maybe it could use a bit more spice, some crushed red pepper, and maybe some more veggies like carrots or mushrooms. Great for a quick and healthy dish!