Grilled Chicken Thighs with Israeli Couscous Salad

Janis

By Janis | Updated January 24, 2024

Indulge in the vibrant flavors and textures of our Grilled Chicken Thighs with Israeli Couscous Salad. This dish combines the smoky char of perfectly grilled chicken with the nutty wholesomeness of Israeli couscous, creating a hearty and refreshing meal.

This recipe celebrates taste and health on a plate, ideal for a family dinner or a sophisticated gathering.

Cooking Time

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes

Serving Size

  • Serves 4

Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Israeli Couscous Salad:

  • 1 cup Israeli couscous
  • 2 cups water or chicken broth
  • 1 medium cucumber, diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Chicken

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a bowl, mix olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Coat the chicken thighs evenly with the mixture.
  3. Place the chicken on the grill. Cook for 6-7 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C).
  4. Remove from grill and let rest for a few minutes.

Israeli Couscous Salad

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water or chicken broth to a boil. Add Israeli couscous and cook until tender, about 10-12 minutes. Drain and let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cooked couscous, cucumber, tomato, red onion, parsley, and mint.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pour over the couscous mixture and toss to combine.

Nutritional Info

NutrientAmount per Serving
Calories350
Total Fat14g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol80mg
Sodium200mg
Total Carbohydrate30g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars3g
Protein25g

Enjoy your Grilled Chicken Thighs with a side of refreshing Israeli Couscous Salad, a perfect meal for any day of the week!