Healthy can be easy & yummy too. Spiced Chicken and Couscous for Dinner

Heart-healthy can taste great and be easy to prepare as well.  Keep on your healthy nutrition track with this dish.


3 tablespoons olive oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (6 ounces each)
1teaspoon paprika
2teaspoons ground cumin
kosher salt and black pepper

3/4 cup couscous
3/4 pound cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
1/4 pound snap peas, thinly sliced crosswise (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup torn fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken with the paprika, cumin, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
Cook the chicken until golden brown and cooked through, 6 to 7 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board.
Meanwhile, place the couscous in a large bowl. Add 1 cup hot tap water, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Add the tomatoes, snap peas, basil, lemon zest and juice, remaining oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to couscous. Toss to combine.
Slice the chicken and serve with the couscous.

You can find this and other heart healthy recipes at Real Simple.


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