Lemon maple chicken thighs with cous cous and peppers
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Lemony Maple Chicken Thighs with Sticky Pepper Cous Cous

Lemony Maple Chicken Thighs with Sticky Pepper Cous Cous
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins


For the Marinade

  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 4 - 8 free range chicken thighs - skin on - I used 4 as mine were massive
  • 1 mug cous cous
  • 1 1/4 mugs of vegetable stock
  • 1 tbs good quality olive oil
  • 3 peppers - cut into strips
  • 3 spring onions - shredded
  • 1 lemon - cut into quarters
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • At least 4 hours before you want to eat marinade the chicken. Simply whisk together the maple syrup, soy sauce and lemon juice, place the chicken thighs in a non metallic dish and pour the marinade over. Cover and put into the fridge. (You can freeze the chicken in the marinade too).
  • 15 minutes before you want to eat turn the gill on to heat. Whilst it is heating up prepare the cous cous by placing it into a bowl, then pour 1.25 times its volume of vegetable stock over. Add the olive oil, stir and set to one side. Slice the peppers into thin strips and shred the spring onions.
  • Place the chicken thighs on the grill and put the lid down on them. Pour a few drops of oil onto the griddle and then cook the peppers on it, gently moving them around to prevent them burning.
  • Depending on size, the chicken thighs will take between 8 - 12 minutes to cook. Half way through cooking time flip them over, put the lemon quarters onto the griddle between them . Pour the remains of the marinade over the peppers, and add the spring onions and cook until sticky and starting to blacken.
  • Fluff through the cous cous with a fork and heap onto a serving plate. Top with the sticky peppers, chicken and lemon.
  • Serve immediately.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Serving: 2servings | Calories: 1149kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 283mg | Sodium: 1835mg | Potassium: 1255mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1380IU | Vitamin C: 175.5mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 4.5mg
Course: Main - Meat, Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: chicken, Lemony Maple Chicken Thighs