Spiced Chicken with Couscous Salad

Serves 2-4



2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. chili powder

1 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. each salt and freshly ground pepper

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/2 cup couscous

1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest

2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

1 half pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

1 cup snap peas, thinly sliced crosswise

1/2 cup fresh basil, torn



In a medium-sized bowl, combine oil, paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Add chicken and turn to coat evenly. Marinade in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or up to 1 day.


Preheat grill to medium-high heat and cook chicken, 6 to 7 minutes per side. Once cooked, transfer to a cutting board and slice.


Meanwhile, cook couscous according to package instructions (usually, bring to a boil in 1 cup water, remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork). Add lemon zest and juice to couscous, and serve. Top with tomatoes, snap peas, basil, a pinch of salt and pepper, and sliced chicken.



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