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Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Broccoli
with couscous

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A few simple steps build flavor in this meal including a lemony marinade and quick pan sauce. 
Smarts: Use this meal as template to customize with your favorite proteins or vegetables. These flavors would work just as well with pork chops or tofu and served with your favorite green vegetable on the side. 

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Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Couscous:
  • Stock, any type - 3/4 cup (sub water)
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
  • Couscous, uncooked - 3/4 cup
Lemon-Garlic Chicken:
  • Chicken tenderloins - 1 1/2 lbs (sub chicken breast sliced into strips)
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
  • Thyme, dried - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Parsley, fresh - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Stock, any type - 1/2 cup
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
Pan-Seared Broccoli:
  • Broccoli florets - 1 lb
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Water - 2 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Make couscous - Combine stock, salt, and butter (portions for couscous) in a saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in couscous and cover with lid. Let stand for ~5 minutes before fluffing with a fork. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Chicken - Combine chicken with first portion of lemon juice, olive oil, thyme, salt (portion for chicken), and pepper. Tenderize with a fork. Marinate for 20 minutes.

  3. Broccoli / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  4. Parsley - Chop parsley. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat a large skillet or frying pan with oil (portion for broccoli) over medium-high heat. Add broccoli florets and let them cook on one side without stirring until browning in spots. Gently flip broccoli and add water to the pan (be careful, it may sputter and steam). Cover with a lid and let broccoli steam until tender, 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Remove the lid from the broccoli and continue cooking until excess water cooks off. Season broccoli with some salt as it finishes cooking. Set broccoli aside, covered to keep warm. Return pan and lower heat to medium.

  3. To the heated pan add cooking oil (portion for chicken). Remove chicken from marinade (discard any remaining marinade) and cook on both sides until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes total.

  4. Add chicken to broccoli and cover to keep warm. Return pan to heat.

  5. To heated pan add stock (portion for chicken) and garlic. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes to reduce slightly. Remove from heat and whisk in butter (portion for chicken), parsley, and second portion of lemon juice.

  6. If couscous was made ahead reheat in the microwave.

  7. Serve chicken and broccoli over couscous. Drizzle pan sauce over top. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (45)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (5)
Vegetarian (13)

Most Helpful

The tofu was really tasty! I may have fried it a little longer than called for, but I don't think I've ever marinated tofu in lemon before and I'll definitely do it again.

By: Marissa
Posted: May 25, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
1 Helpful

23 reviews

Loved how little prep there was for this and how quickly it came together. Forgot to add the pan sauce until the meal was half over! 🤦🏽‍♀️ Definitely don't miss out on all that flavor. There are other CS meals that I prefer, but I will definitely make this again due to the simplicity/speed.

By: Alexis
Posted: Jun 23, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This is one of my husband's favorites. I felt like it took WAY longer than it said it would. I liked it enough.

By: Kristin
Posted: Jun 15, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very tasty with the pan sauce. I used Israeli cous cous that I had on hand, and my kids loved it.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Jun 06, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious! Lots of flavor. My kids ate it up :)

By: Ruth
Posted: Jun 02, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Simple and delicious

By: Rachel
Posted: Jun 01, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious!

By: Megan
Posted: May 31, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful