Baked pesto chicken with citrus couscous

Difficulty
moderate
Breakfast
Baked pesto chicken with citrus couscous

Baked pesto chicken with citrus couscous.

Couscous is quick to make and is a good alternative to starchy carbohydrate.

Baked pesto chicken with citrus couscous

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 100g couscous
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • grated zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp pesto sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas 6.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the chicken and fry for 2 minutes on each side until browned.
  3. Place the couscous in an ovenproof dish. Mix together with the stock, red onion, red pepper, parsley, lemon zest and juice, pour over the couscous and stir.
  4. On top of this, place the chicken then spoon over the pesto and season to taste.
  5. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Once cooked, fluff up the couscous with a fork. Serve hot or cold.
http://legenrecipes.com/recipe/baked-pesto-chicken-citrus-couscous/

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