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Lemon and Herb Couscous with Grilled Chicken

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time50 mins

This simple and healthy lemon and herb couscous with grilled chicken recipe is the perfect meal for a quiet summer night.

Lemon and Herb Couscous with Grilled Chicken

 4 boneless chicken breasts
 4 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
 1/3 cup finely chopped yellow onion
 1 1/2 cups Colavita Cous Cous
 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock, plus extra if needed 
 1 cup frozen peas
 3 tbsp finely chopped mint leaves
 2 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
 2 tbsp minced flat-leaf parsley leaves
 Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Optional garnish
 Colavita Limonolio

First, grill the chicken. Heat up your grill or a grill pan to medium-high (about 450°F for a grill).


Brush the chicken breasts with about 2 tablespoons of Colavita olive oil and season with salt and pepper.


Grill for about 5 minutes per side or until an instant-read thermometer registers 150°F. Remove from the grill and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.


Heat 2 tablespoons of Colavita olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.


Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes, until translucent.


Add the couscous to the saucepan and stir to coat it with the olive oil and onion.


Add the stock and bring the mixture to a boil.


Cover and decrease the heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes, until tender.


Stir in the peas, mint, lemon zest, lemon juice, and parsley. Replace the lid, and cook 2-3 minutes longer.


Uncover and season to taste with salt and pepper.


The couscous should be tender and fluffy. If it’s too dry, you can add a bit more stock.


Plate the cous cous in a large serving dish. Slice the grilled chicken into strips and place on top of the cous cous.


Finish with a drizzle of Colavita Limonolio, if desired.


Serve immediately!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4