If you love couscous you’re going to love this recipe. This Couscous Chicken with Vegetables is a recipe I’ve had for years because it’s quick and easy to make any day of the week. Serves 4 Total Time: 40 minutes
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1” strips
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup diced carrots
3/4 lb butternut squash, diced
1/2 cup diced onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon each ground ginger, cumin, coriander and paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 10 3/4oz can reduced sodium chicken broth, divided
1 14oz can plum tomatoes, drained
1 19oz can chick peas, drained and rinsed
1/2 lb (2 small) zucchini, sliced 1/2” thick
1 cup couscous
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in skillet and brown chicken over medium heat; transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
Add carrots, squash and onions to the skillet cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and spices, cook another minute. And broth, 1/2 cup water add the tomatoes and chicken peas, simmer 10 minutes. Add zucchini and cook 3-5 minutes.
In a saucepan bring 1 3/4 cups water to boil add couscous remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Add couscous and chicken to skillet and combine with vegetable mixture, stir until warmed. Sprinkle with parsley. Yum Yum!