Chicken breasts dressed with lemon and herbs are served with couscous and a bright cucumber feta salad in this weeknight dinner recipe.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
11 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
46 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring chicken broth and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand until broth is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork.

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  • Whisk 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup olive oil, lemon juice, rosemary, and oregano together in a bowl to make dressing.

  • Place chicken breasts in a shallow dish. Drizzle 1/4 cup dressing on top. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts; cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a large plate. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  • Place 3 tablespoons dressing in a large bowl; stir in sugar. Add tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion; toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Add feta cheese and toss again.

  • Drizzle remaining dressing over couscous and fold in olives. Divide couscous among 4 plates. Slice chicken breasts and place on top. Serve tomato salad on the side. Sprinkle parsley over each plate.

Nutrition Facts

810 calories; protein 37.8g 76% DV; carbohydrates 68.4g 22% DV; fat 42.2g 65% DV; cholesterol 84.3mg 28% DV; sodium 1566.8mg 63% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2019
We prepared with chicken thighs to improve the flavor and skipped the feta. We cubed the chicken and stirred everything together into one dish and it was delicious. Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2018
The lemon flavor carries through the whole dish perfectly all the flavors work together. We really enjoyed the dish Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2020
Winner winner chicken dinner. Super easy and tasty. Made a few changes. Marinated the chicken in the dressing for an hour (thick pieces), Subbed Maui sweet onion for the red onion (red onion is overpowering to me), used a full pack of 4oz crumbled feta, used both fresh oregano and rosemary, and doubled down on the Italian parsley (yes it has to be Italian IMO). Thinking about subbing quinoa for the couscous next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2017
This was a winner! I loved all the flavors and how it came together. Using thin-sliced chicken breasts worked perfect. I'd make this again for dinner/work lunches. Instead of adding the parsley to the final dish I chopped it up and added it to the tomato/cucumber salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2020
I made exactly as recipe indicated. It was delicious. Would definitely make again.Especially the cucumber salad. It's a little more time consuming but worth it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2020
Followed this dish to the letter and it was very tasty. I never realized how much I love couscous!! The dressing is superb. I can see tomorrows lunch to include leftovers with some pita and hummus I have on hand. Bravo to the inventor! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2020
Made this last night and all I heard from DH is sounds of yum...yum...yum! Everything for a wonderful meal is in this recipe...I followed it to a tee but did do a little changes...I always do this with every recipe. 1) I used boneless, skinless thighs instead of breasts - more moisture in my opinion and less likely to overcook and be dry; 2) made twice the amount of dressing and with the first batch, marinated the chicken in the refrigerator for 2 hours - second batch I added the sugar and used for the cucumber/tomato salad; 3) used crushed dried rosemary in the first batch and fresh chopped rosemary in the second batch; added freshly ground pepper to both batches. That's it! Wonderful, wonderful recipe and fabulous dinner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2017
Delicious! My wife picked it out and we made it for her dad who also enjoyed it. We all liked the way the lemon sauce carried through all three parts of the meal and the olives in the couscous were amazing. We'll be making this again soon. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2018
This was excellent when fresh. However leftovers did not turn out so that's the reason for only 4 stars. The cucumber salad sort of "wilted" with the dressing on it for the next day. I will try to leave off the dressing and add to leftovers when ready to eat and see if that is better. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2019
We prepared with chicken thighs to improve the flavor and skipped the feta. We cubed the chicken and stirred everything together into one dish and it was delicious. Read More