Balsamic Chicken with Broccoli Couscous Recipe
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Balsamic Chicken with Broccoli Couscous Recipe

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This quick-fix recipe uses an ingenious shortcut: The broccoli cooks right along with the couscous. Just add a healthy vegetable side.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1 cup couscous: 397 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 905mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 35g protein.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 4-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. Stir in vinegar, honey and Italian seasoning; heat through.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring broth, garlic powder and pepper to a boil. Stir in broccoli and couscous. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5-10 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Stir in cheese. Serve chicken with couscous. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Balsamic Chicken with Broccoli Couscous in Simple & Delicious June/July 2014

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 253977
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2016

"Fabulous. Easy and flavorful. Both were great, but the chicken was our favorite. I realized I was out of couscous when the liquid was already boiling, so substituted bulgur and it still turned out great. This will go into our regular meal rotation."

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 186817
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2014

"This was a nice, quick recipe to make, and it tasted great! Will definitely make this one again."

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