Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
This easy grilled chicken is combined with a colorful tomatoes, peppers and olives, and drizzled with a spicy cumin, paprika and ground red pepper dressing. Best served on a bed of fluffy couscous to soak up all the fabulous flavors.
- 1 3⁄4 cups water
- 1 (10 ounce) box couscous
- 1 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup thinly sliced red onion
- 1 medium yellow pepper, cut into thin strips
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1⁄2 cup olive
- Prepare grill or preheat broiler and broiler pan.
- Bring water to boil in saucepan.
- Stir in couscous and ½ teaspoon salt.
- Remove from heat and cover.
- Rub oil over chicken.
- Mix garlic with ½ teaspoon salt and press with side of knife to form a paste.
- Set aside ½ teaspoon paste in a large bowl for dressing.
- Rub remaining paste over chicken.
- Grill chicken until cooked through, about 6-7 minutes.
- DRESSING: Combine remaining garlic paste and all ingredients except oil and red onion in a bowl.
- Gradually whisk in oil, and then stir in onion.
- Toss dressing in yellow pepper, tomatoes and olives.
- Fluff couscous with fork and spoon onto serving plates.
- Arrange grilled chicken on couscous; spoon vegetables and dressing around chicken.
wow!! any chance i get to use cumin other than in chilli, i will try! BF made this and it was sooo yummy. used only 1t of dried cilantro as neither of us care for it. used red bell pepper instead of yellow also used no tomatoes as we were all out. doubled the onions. verrry great taste!!
This is an excellent salad. I did make it with rice, however, being gluten-intolerant. Could make it without couscous or rice. It just tastes very good.
We actually gave this a 4 1/2 star. The ones in the voting that kept it from being a full five star just don't like cilantro. There are some strong flavours in this recipe but they come together perfectly - not too mild nor overpowering. I wouldn't change a thing. We served over couscous exactly as the recipe says. Do put a spoonful or two of the dressing over the chicken. This dish presents very nicely and tastes like you prepped all day but it's easy enough for weeknight meals. I'll definitely be serving it to company too.