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Under 30 Minutes

Spring-Vegetable Couscous with Chicken

This one-pan dish would also be good with spinach or snap peas added at the end.

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  • Servings: 4
Spring-Vegetable Couscous with Chicken

Source: Everyday Food, May 2010


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts separated, and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2 wide strips lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup couscous
  • Leg and thigh meat from 1 rotisserie chicken, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high. Add scallion whites and cook, stirring constantly, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add lemon zest and 1 1/4 cups water and season with salt and pepper. Cover pan and bring liquid to a boil, then add asparagus and peas. Return to a boil and stir in couscous. Add chicken and remove pan from heat; cover and let sit 7 minutes. Add lemon juice and parsley and season with salt and pepper. Fluff couscous with a fork and serve.

Reviews (2)

  • skeane 28 Jun, 2012

    Delicious and light - perfect for summer. Big hit with the toddlers too!

  • cooperchef 20 Apr, 2011

    This recipe was so easy! This was the first time I'd made couscous (I've eaten it many times but for some reason never found a reason to make it), used whole wheat couscous, and my whole family loved it. Will definitely make it again.

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