Apricot-Dijon Mustard Chicken With Couscous

"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."
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  • Combine apricot necar and mustard in a large skillet; bring to a boil. Add chicken; cover, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Turn chicken, cover and simmer an additional 5 to 8 minutes or until done.
  • Place couscous on a serving platter and place chicken on top of it, reserving the cooking liquid in skillet. Keep couscous and chicken warm.
  • 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.

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  1. Sydney Mike
    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]
  2. ellie_
    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!
  3. Boomette
    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
  4. I'mPat
    I scaled this back to 3 and didn't worry about step 5 as there was just enough liquid left to use as sauce. The only thing I would do differenly is to add a little more broth (for 3 it was 1 1/8cups would make that 1 1/4 cups) but the flavours were wonderful without being overly sweet. Thank you breezermom, made for Everyday A Holiday.
  5. Mandy
    I love how simple this is, dinner was ready in no time. I did add some finely shredded vegies to the couscous which I fried off a little before adding to it just for extra vegie content. The 2 ingredient sauce is fab, thanks for posting!



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