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Balsamic Chicken with Broccoli Couscous

This quick-fix recipe uses an ingenious shortcut: The broccoli cooks right along with the couscous. Just add a healthy vegetable side. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • pammy54
    Sep 14, 2019

    I cut this recipe in half, since it's just me. I loved the sauce for the chicken! But when it came to the couscous, I did not add frozen broccoli, but I steamed fresh broccoli spears, and then laid them on top of the couscou and put a lid on it just so they might pick up a little of that flavor. But all in all, this is a wonderful dish! Healthy and tasty. Plus, I get to have it again for lunch the next day or so if I want. Or, freeze it. ??

  • ellimaye1
    Jan 30, 2019

    Delicious! I was worried that this would not be well liked because of the balsamic vinegar, but it was loved by everyone including children (age 2 and 6). I tripled the sauce so there would be plenty to dip the chicken in. I didn't have couscous so I used quinoa (followed cooking directions on its package). Will make again!

  • swinny
    Dec 11, 2016

    tasty and easy!!!

  • DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
    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
    Aug 27, 2014

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