Grilled Lemon Chicken with Herb Couscous
We’ve perfected the basic grilled chicken recipe—and we’re not talking about just salt and pepper. This simple grilled chicken hits the table hot and destined for lemony, herby, honeyed, Dijon-infused glory. We made the recipe fitting for a whole chicken, which makes it ideal for feeding a family or ensuring there are plenty of leftovers to last all week. From there, all you need is a hard-working side dish to round out your easy chicken dinner. In our opinion, a quick side of lemony couscous with cucumbers, fresh mint, and parsley brings new life to any weeknight sideboard menu and pairs well with the flavor of the real star: juicy, perfectly cooked, delightfully charred chicken. Voilá! A grilled chicken supper that feels anything but boring. Test Kitchen Tip: You can prepare the couscous and marinade a day in advance, and chill. Add the remaining garlic-lemon mixture to the chicken an hour before you plan to grill it. Stir in the cucumbers, herbs, and extra salt just before serving.