Pesto Chicken With Couscous

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Scrapbook Lori

I found this recipe in Hallmark magazine as a 4 ingredient challenge. It is really simple and delicious! Hope that you enjoy!

Top Review by Auggy

So delicious! It took me a little longer to do the prep - maybe 15 or 20 minutes instead of 10. But the results were well worth it. It was easy to cook, makes large servings and is very filling. At first I thought there would be too much pesto (1/3 cup per chicken breast) but it mellows a little upon cooking and gives enough to get sauce with every bite of chicken. Hubby isn't a fan of couscous but still said this is a definite 4 star with the chicken as a 5. Awesome recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine 2 cups of water and salt in a large saucepan; bring to a boil.
  3. Add couscous and carrots; stir, and remove from the heat.
  4. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
  5. Uncover and stir in 2 tbsp pesto.
  6. Tear off 6 12-inch lengths of aluminum foil.
  7. Put 1/6th of couscous mixture on one half of each piece of foil.
  8. Top each with chicken breast.
  9. Spread a bit of pesto over each piece of chicken.
  10. Fold up the foil and seal.
  11. Place packets on baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes.

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