Rating: 3.44 stars
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 0

Roasting chicken thighs with their skin on helps keep the meat moist, while the pan juices lend lusciousness to the zucchini that roasts alongside. Serve couscous as an alternative to rice or potatoes.

Everyday Food, June 2008

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees, with rack in upper third. Season chicken with salt and pepper; place, skin side down, on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 10 minutes.

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  • Remove sheet from oven, and turn chicken, skin side up. Scatter zucchini around chicken, and season with salt and pepper; toss with pan juices. Return sheet to oven, and continue to roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh (avoiding bone) registers 165 degrees, 7 to 10 minutes more.

  • Meanwhile, bring 1 1/4 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan; season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat, and stir in couscous. Cover, and let stand until all the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork. Stir in parsley, vinegar, roasted zucchini, and 2 tablespoons pan juices; season with salt and pepper. Serve chicken with zucchini and couscous.

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Reviews (10)

39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2018
I thought it was delicious. If seasoned on each layer, as the recipe calls for, it turns out just right. I baked mine at a lower temperature for longer, but it was still very tasty.
Rating: Unrated
09/10/2016
Since others said this recipe turns out too plain/bland, I added a few things and it came out delicious: whole fresh cherry and regular tomatoes, 2-3 cloves of garlic, half an onion (large dice), and a sprig of rosemary. My only other issue with this recipe was that putting the chicken in a cold pan into the oven seemed to make my chicken stick. Next time I'm going to sear the chicken in the pan with a little oil on the stove first and then add the vegetables and put it into the oven.
Rating: Unrated
07/24/2013
Kind of boring... Not very impressed with this at all. The different ingredients never really mixed flavor-wise: you just tasted them individually. The chicken was the best part (but still boring). Won't make it again.
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Rating: Unrated
09/05/2012
Recipes look great. I will give them a try!
Rating: Unrated
10/30/2010
Extremely easy to make and very tasty. Good as leftovers too!
Rating: Unrated
11/19/2008
This dish was just OK, I found that the chicken was pretty bland with just salt
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Rating: Unrated
09/19/2008
I recently planned the menu for a group of 65 women. I chose this meal for our banquet, and it was very well received! Several women asked for the recipe, and were surprised to learn it was only five ingredients! Thanks, Everyday Food, for making me look so good!!
Rating: Unrated
06/15/2008
Recipe like this is why I subscribe to Food Everyday. This recipe is simple and delicious. I am surprised at how red-wine vinegar in coucous is so amazing!
Rating: Unrated
06/15/2008
Recipe like this is why I subscribe to Food Everyday. This recipe is simple and delicious. I am surprised at how red-wine vinegar in coucous is so amazing!
Rating: Unrated
06/10/2008
Great easy recipe. Very tasty. I did, however, use chicken broth instead of water in the couscous, and my chicken thighs must have been large because it took them an additional 10 minutes to reach 165 degrees. I will make this again!