Bruschetta Chicken and Lemon Couscous

This bruschetta-inspired recipe features crispy skin-on chicken thighs drizzled with a flavorful balsamic glaze served alongside zesty couscous. To make this meal really pop, we’ve topped the chicken with a mixture of sweet cherry tomatoes, vibrant basil, and fresh lemon juice for a truly herbaceous and juicy meal. The tomato topping can be prepared up to two days ahead and stored in the refrigerator. Use a store bought balsamic glaze for easy prep or make your own by bringing 1 cup balsamic to a gentle boil and then reducing the heat to medium and letting it simmer until thickened. 

Bruschetta Chicken and Lemon Couscous

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  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: 45 minutes
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  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup uncooked Moroccan couscous
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp lightly packed basil, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced, divided
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic glaze


1) Pat chicken thighs dry and then drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil. Season chicken with ½ tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp salt, and ½ tsp pepper. Arrange chicken, skin-side up, on the Suvie roasting rack (handles-side up) set within a Suvie pan. Place pan in the top zone of Suvie.

2) In a Suvie pan, add 1 cup couscous and 1 ¼ cup water. Stir together and place in the bottom zone of your Suvie. Input settings and cook now.

Suvie Cook Settings

Bottom Zone: Roast at 400°F for 15 minutes

Top Zone: Roast at 400°F for 45 minutes

3) While the chicken is cooking, combine 2 cups tomatoes, ¼ cup basil, and juice of half a lemon in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. 

4) After the chicken and couscous have cooked, remove pans from the Suvie. Add remaining lemon juice, lemon zest, and 1 tbsp olive oil to couscous, and stir. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 

5) To serve, divide couscous and chicken between plates and top with tomato mixture. Drizzle 2 tbsp balsamic glaze over chicken.


Nutritional Information per serving (4 servings per recipe): Calories 421, Total Fat 15.9g, Total Carbohydrates 38.6g, Total Sodium 89.5mg, Total Protein 30.5g

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