Basil Lemon Chicken Breast and Couscous

Portions: 4

Serving: 1 chicken breast, 4 ounces spinach and 4 ounces couscous on the side

Ingredients
  • 4 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. lemon pepper with salt
  • 4 tsp. lemon juice
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 4 oz. each
Instructions
1
Combine oil, lemon pepper, basil and lemon juice for marinade. Mix until well-blended.
2
Pour marinade over chicken turning to evenly coat. Keep refrigerated for 1 to 2 hours to marinate. Do not drain.
3
Place chicken on medium-high chargrill for 2½ to 3 minutes per side for a total of 5 to 6 minutes, or until minimum internal temperature reaches 165°F or bake in a 300°F oven for 35 minutes or until minimum internal temperature reaches 165°F (for 15 seconds).
Sautéed Spinach and Onions
Ingredients
  • 3 tsp. canola olive oil
  • 3 oz. yellow onions, julienne
  • 1 lb. fresh spinach
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
Instructions
1
In a sauté pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
2
Add onions. Sauté until caramelized.
3
Add spinach. Season with pepper. Mix well and remove from heat. Stir until spinach just wilts.
Couscous Primavera
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ⅔ cup raw couscous
  • ½ cup zucchini, diced ¼”
  • ¼ cup plum tomatoes, diced ¼”
  • 2 Tbsp. green onions, sliced
  • 1 tsp. fresh garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup red peppers, diced ¼”
  • ¼ cup green peppers, diced ¼”
  • 1 tsp. canola olive oil
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. fresh oregano, chopped
  • 2 tsp. fresh basil, chiffonade
  • 1 tsp. fresh parsley, chopped
Instructions
1
Bring vegetable broth to a simmer and remove from heat. Hold hot.
2
In a shallow bowl or pan, add couscous, zucchini, tomatoes, green onions, garlic, red peppers, green peppers, salt and pepper.
3
Pour ¾ cup hot broth over mixture. Stir to combine.
4
Add oil, lemon juice, oregano, basil and parsley. Stir to combine.
5
Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 7 to 10 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
6
Fluff with a fork.
Nutrition Facts:
Calories
330
Carbs
31g
protein
26g
fat
12g
sat. fat
2g
sodium
540mg
fiber
6g
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