Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs, about 1/4 cup yogurt mixture, and 1/2 cup couscous)

The yogurt sauce's cooling effect balances the heat of the spiced chicken thighs.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook couscous according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Step 2

Combine cumin and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a bowl; stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle spice mixture over chicken. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done.

Step 3

Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, chopped cilantro, garlic, and yogurt in a bowl, stirring well. Serve with chicken and couscous. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

frances99's Review

December 21, 2014
The yogurt sauce was a wonderful compliment to the chicken. Will definitely make this again!

katybug2000's Review

November 15, 2008
This recipe was very tasty. I didn't have the red pepper, so it didn't have the extra kick. The yogurt was a hit and went well with the green beans I served along with the chicken and couscous. The yogurt is meant to have a cooling affect from the red pepper, but I didn't miss the pepper. I would definately make this again.

veryslowcook's Review

September 11, 2011
We really enjoyed this dish and will make it again for sure. The yogurt sauce was great. It does have a strong garlic flavor (which we love), but I wouldn't add any extra garlic. Used greek plain yogurt. Used whole wheat Israeli couscous, which worked well.

judekempf's Review

March 04, 2009
The chicken in this recipe was quite tasty...the spices really melded together to give a delicious taste. However, the yogurt sauce was was WAY TOO salty and tasted almost bitter with the garlic. Don't get me wrong...I usually double the garlic in most recipes because I am such a fan! If making the sauce again, I would taste before adding salt and halve the garlic. Otherwise, would definitley make again.

Ramonalite's Review

October 15, 2011
Really easy and very tasty. Great go to recipe. Sort of Indian but not authentic. My husband can't eat cilantro so i replaced it with Italian flat leaf parsley - the sauce was still very tastey. Great go to meal - ready in 15 mins.

user's Review

September 21, 2010
I thought this was fabulous. I made it exactly as directed with Greek yogurt.

CariBeth47's Review

August 19, 2013

mrsjroe's Review

June 03, 2013

Basset_Hound's Review

February 15, 2011
Freakishly quick and easy. My husband loved it.

hairballsrus's Review

November 08, 2011
Sounded better than it tasted. The sauce was just odd. All I could taste was the cilantro. The couscous didn't work for me either. Guess I'm just not a fan of the combination. Won't make again.