Apricot-Dijon Mustard Chicken With Couscous

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 28 mins

This makes a very quick and easy meal....just add a salad and bread, or a vegetable or two! Garnish the chicken with lime wedges and fresh basil sprigs for presentation. Its great for a busy week night, because total prep and cooking time can be kept to under 40 minutes! This recipe came from Bellingham Covenant Church's cookbook in Bellingham, WA.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine apricot necar and mustard in a large skillet; bring to a boil. Add chicken; cover, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir in couscous. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  3. Turn chicken, cover and simmer an additional 5 to 8 minutes or until done.
  4. Place couscous on a serving platter and place chicken on top of it, reserving the cooking liquid in skillet. Keep couscous and chicken warm.
  5. Bring the reserved cooking liquid in the skillet to a boil; cook uncovered about 10 minutes or until it is reduced to one cup. Spoon the sauce over the chicken; sprinkle with minced basil.
Most Helpful

Great way to fix the chicken breasts that I often prepare, & I do enjoy the combo of Dejon mustard & apricot! I did use just 4 breasts (large ones) but kept the other ingredients the same! Absolutely delicious! Thanks for posting the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Everyday Is a Holiday]

Sydney Mike December 19, 2010

Delish and easy too -- what more can you ask for? My chicken did take about twice as long to cook as indicated in the recipe, but it was still a bit frozen. Served with some frozen veggies cooked in the micro for a fast and easy dinner! Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ August 11, 2010

This is so yummy. I loved the sauce. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs (5). I did half the recipe. Thanks Breezermom :) Made for 123 hit wonders

Boomette January 18, 2010