Save Recipe Print
Total:
3 hr 10 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
1 hr 40 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
3 hr 10 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
1 hr 40 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Couscous:

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Chicken:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Put the garlic bulbs in a small tin and roast them until they are soft when squeezed, about 30 minutes. Remove them from the oven and let cool.

When the garlic bulbs are cool, slice the tops off and squeeze out the roasted garlic. Add the garlic to a food processor or a bowl, along with the lemon zest, lemon juice, thyme, cumin, crushed red pepper and salt, to taste. Add a little olive oil and puree or mash into a loose paste. Massage the mixture all over the chicken pieces and let sit for at least 1 hour.

Couscous:

Bring a pot of well salted water to a boil, over medium heat. Add the couscous and cook it until it's about 2/3 of the way cooked, about 5 to 6 minutes. Drain and reserve.

Coat a large saute pan with olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken to the pan and brown it on all sides. Remove it to a plate, drain the fat and add the onions and celery. Season with salt, to taste, and the crushed red pepper. Deglaze with white wine, scraping up all the crud on the bottom of the pan and cook the onions and celery for 7 to 8 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for another 2 minutes. Add in the saffron, zucchini, cooked couscous, and chicken stock. Stir to combine, then taste and adjust seasoning, if needed. Transfer the mix to an ovenproof dish. Nestle the chicken, skin side up, in the couscous and cover with foil. Add some more chicken stock to keep everything nice and moist. Sprinkle with pine nuts and cover with foil. Place the baking dish on a sheet pan.

Roast the chicken for 20 minutes, covered, then remove the foil and roast for another 10 to 15 minutes.

Remove the chicken from the oven and top with scallions before serving.

Categories:
More from:

Potluck Parties

Best of Food Network 4 Videos

Get the Recipe

Crown Roast Ribs 01:03

This budget-friendly crown roast will impress your holiday guests.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Perfect Roast Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Beer Can Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Bob Blumer

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Chicken Pot Pie

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls

Recipe courtesy of Aaron McCargo Jr.

Classic Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Easy Rice Bake Casserole

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Broccoli Wild Rice Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Chicken Fried Steak

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Browse Reviews By Keyword