One Pan Mediterranean Chicken
Mediterranean Chicken and Israeli Couscous is a complete meal made in one pan. Bright and flavorful, try it tonight!
1 1/2 to 2
boneless, skinless chicken breast
ground black pepper
kosher salt, divided
red onion, chopped into 1 inch pieces
red bell pepper, chopped into 1 inch pieces
uncooked Israeli couscous
jar (5.1oz) capers, drained and rinsed
Juice from 1/2 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
diced tomatoes (grape or roma)
crumbled feta cheese
[1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted]
minced fresh parsley
In a large, deep skillet (with a cover available for later), heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
When oil is hot, add chicken, and sprinkle with pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and cook and brown for 4 minutes on each side.
Push chicken to the side, reduce heat to medium, and add peppers and onions. Sprinkle peppers and onions with 1/4 teaspoon salt, oregano, and thyme. Cook for another 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add garlic and cook until fragrant, stirring, about 1 minute.
Remove chicken from pan and place on a plate (this will prevent the couscous from getting stuck on top of the chicken when you pour it in.)
Add couscous, capers, and broth. Stir to combine and increase heat to medium-high. Try to ensure that no couscous is stuck to the edges of the pan, and that it is submerged in chicken broth.
Bring to boil, nestle chicken into couscous mixture, and cover.
Reduce heat to medium (should be a low boil) and cook for 8-10 minutes or until couscous is tender and chicken is cooked through (should read 165ºF on an instant read thermometer).
Pour lemon juice over chicken and couscous.
Serve garnished with tomatoes, feta, pine nuts, and parsley.
Topping measurements are flexible. You can add as many or as few toppings as you’d like.
I like to use block feta cheese (not the kind you buy already crumbled) for this recipe and crumble it myself. It’s much creamier and more flavorful.
If you like olives in this recipe, try substituting some sliced kalamata olives for the capers. They’ll add great flavor and color to this recipe.