Fantastic! I will be making this again, my whole family loved it. I wouldn't have thought to pair the spiced meat with the lemon/parsley flavors (couscous), but they complemented each other so nicely. The chicken thighs were perfectly tender and juicy. This is a quick week-night dinner that I also wouldn't hesitate to serve to guests. Can't get much better than that. I used boneless/skinless chicken thighs, and for the couscous a little more garlic and lemon juice than called for.
We really like the chicken, and the method for cooking leaves it moist and flavorful. We had it for dinner a couple of weeks ago, and I'm serving it again for a casual supper with friends. This time, instead of the couscous, I'm making a pineapple salsa and roasting potatoes. By the way, I did skin the thighs and cooked them first "skin side" down (but without the skin.)
Just made this recipe tonight, chicken only. Made the rub as directed and grilled the skinned bone in thighs. Good kick of spice and heat. The brown sugar balances it out.
I made the Spiced Chicken Thighs and Parsley Couscous tonight. It was very good, however there were a few questions. First, the picture shows the couscous with zucchini or cucumber but neither is listed in the ingredients or the preparation. Was this an omission? Second, the chicken is listed in the Ingredients as skinned but the directions say to cook the thighs skin-side down. Should the chicken be skinned or not? Because of the lack of clarity, I give it a 3. Otherwise, I'd have given it a 4.