Pesto Chicken with Lemony Couscous
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Pesto Chicken with Lemony Couscous

Pesto Chicken with Lemony Couscous

and Zucchini Salad

Lemony couscous with crumbles of feta cheese and beautiful zucchini ribbons makes for a picture-perfect salad. It is paired with a crispy pesto chicken that is as easy to make as 1,2,3!


Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.

Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking Time


serving amount

2 unit

Chicken Breasts

1 unit


50 g


¼ cup

Basil Pesto

(Contains Milk)

¾ cup

Pearl Couscous

(Contains Wheat)

200 g


6 g


¼ cup

Feta Cheese, crumbled

(Contains Milk)

Not included in your delivery

2.5 tbsp


¼ tsp

Salt and Pepper*


Nutrition Values

Energy (kJ)3473 kJ
Calories830 kcal
Fat41 g
Saturated Fat5 g
Carbohydrate65 g
Sugar6 g
Dietary Fiber7 g
Protein52 g
Cholesterol125 mg
Sodium550 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Paper Towel
Large Non-Stick Pan
Measuring Spoons
Medium Pot
Measuring Cups
Large Bowl



Before starting, preheat the oven to 425°F. Wash and dry all produce.

Zest, then juice half the lemon (whole lemon for 4ppl). Cut any remaining lemon into wedges. Peel, then finely chop shallot. Peel, then mince or grate garlic. Using a vegetable peeler, peel zucchini lengthwise into long ribbons. Pat chicken dry with paper towel, then season with salt and pepper.

Cook chicken

Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then chicken. Sear, until golden-brown, 2-3 min per side, then transfer directly to a baking sheet. Bake chicken, in the middle of the oven, until cooked through, 8-10 min.**

Make couscous

While chicken cooks, heat a medium pot over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then shallots. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 2-3 min. Add couscous and garlic. Stir together, until couscous is slightly golden, 2-3 min. Add 1 1/3 cups water and 1 tsp salt (dbl both for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, still covered, until couscous is tender, 8-10 min.

Assemble salad

While couscous cooks, whisk together half the lemon zest, half the pesto, 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tbsp oil (dbl both for 4 ppl) in a large bowl. Set aside. When couscous is tender, add zucchini ribbons and couscous to the dressing. Season with salt and pepper. Toss together.

Warm pesto

Heat the same pan (from step 2) over low. When the pan is hot, add remaining lemon zest and remaining pesto. Cook, stirring often, until pesto is warmed and slightly loose, 1 min.

Finish and serve

Thinly slice chicken. Divide chicken and couscous salad between plates. Spoon lemony-pesto sauce over chicken and sprinkle feta over top. Squeeze over a lemon wedge, if desired.