Lemon-Rosemary Chicken with Herbed Chicken Couscous

I make this chicken & couscous dish every so often. It’s actually very nearly the recipe on the back of the package of Near East Herbed Chicken couscous. There are a few reasons I like this dish: First, it’s very easy to make. Second, it’s very tasty, with bright, fresh flavors. Third, it’s  healthy (very little oil is used, and one chicken breast with a serving of couscous is less than 350 calories, combined).

I’ve been making this for awhile–it’s actually one of my dad’s favorites out of all the dishes I make.

Lemon-Rosemary Chicken with Herbed Couscous

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon lemon juice, divided
  • 1 package Near East herbed chicken couscous

1. Bring 1 & 3/4 cups of water to a boil in a small saucepan. When the water comes to a boil, add the couscous, spice sack, 1/2 teaspoon of rosemary, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and cover. Set aside.

2. Pound chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thickness. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and rosemary. Dredge in dried bread crumbs. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken breasts and cook, turning once, until the chicken is browned on all sides and heated through (about 9-11 minutes).

3. Mix white wine and lemon juice together in a small bowl. When chicken is cooked through, carefully add the wine/lemon mixture to the pan. Cook for 1-2 more minutes until liquid is gone.

4. Fluff couscous with a fork and serve with chicken.

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3 Responses to “Lemon-Rosemary Chicken with Herbed Chicken Couscous”

  1. Sarah

    I love couscous, but Kyle does not, mostly because I haven’t found an interesting enough recipe for him, so I will hopefully be giving this a try soon.

  2. Teri

    I like couscous, but I like the Near East flavored packets even more than regular couscous. It kind of reminds me of rice-a-roni, with all the different flavors, but it’s super easy to make.

  3. Test Subject #2

    one of my favorites as well!

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