Monday, March 28, 2011

Chicken Broccoli Couscous

I am a big couscous fan!  I loved this recipe because it reminded me of fried rice.

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 pound skinless, boneless, chicken breast
Salt and pepper
3 cups chicken broth
One 10 oz box couscous
1 onion, finely chopped
1 head broccoli, broken into small florets
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/3 cup sliced almonds

1. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, add to the pan and cook, turning once, until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a work surface, let cool, then shred; reserving the skillet.

2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan bring 2 cups chicken broth and 1 tablespoon olive oil to a boil; season with salt and pepper. Add the couscous, cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.

3. In the reserved skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the broccoli and the remaining 1 cup chicken broth and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken, parsley and couscous; season with salt and pepper. Toss with the almonds before serving.

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