Spiced Chicken with Couscous Salad

Spiced Chicken with Couscous Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

3 Tbsp olive oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 Tbsp paprika
2 tsp ground cumin
Kosher salt and black pepper
3/4 c couscous
3/4 # cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
1/4 # snap peas, sliced
1/2 c torn fresh basil
1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
2 Tbsp lemon juice

1. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in large skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken with the paprika, cumin, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper and cook until browned and cooked through (6-7 minutes per side). Transfer to cutting board.
2. Meanwhile, place the couscous in a large bowl. Add 1 c hot tap water, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes; fluff with fork. Add tomatoes, snap peas, basil, lemon zest, lemon juice, remaining 2 Tbsp oil, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper and toss to combine.
3. Slice chicken and serve with the couscous.

From Real Simple Magazine June 2010

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