Calories

460

Protein

36g

Carbs

58g

Fat

1.5g

This couscous is infused with Moroccan spices to make the perfect filling for chicken. This dish is not only easy and gorgeous, it’s also a meal your family’s gonna love! There'll be extra couscous to serve on the side, so combine that with a salad or steamed veggies for a light meal that’s delicious any time of year.

Moroccan Medallions

Prep Time

20 min

Cook Time

30 min

Total Time

50 min

Recipe Type: Chicken

Serving Size: 1 chicken breast

Makes 2 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup couscous
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ⅓ cup onion, diced
  • ⅓ cup carrots, peeled and diced
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Directions

  1. In a medium pot, bring the water to a rolling boil.
  2. Remove from heat, add couscous, then cover.
  3. Cook for ten minutes, or until couscous has absorbed all the water.
  4. And juiced lemon and parsley to couscous.
  5. Stir, then set aside.
  6. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Sauté the onion and carrots for three minutes.
  8. Add the cumin, cardamom, coriander, garlic, ginger, and turmeric.
  9. Sauté for an additional three minutes.
  10. Stir the onion mixture into the couscous.
  11. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  12. Place a piece of plastic wrap on the countertop.
  13. Put the chicken on the plastic wrap.
  14. Cover with another piece of plastic wrap, then pound chicken flat with a mallet.
  15. Repeat with other chicken breast.
  16. Cover each chicken breast with ½ of the couscous mixture, leaving a ¼-inch rim around the edges.
  17. Roll chicken breast from the long end, then place in a parchment-lined pan.
  18. Sprinkle with black pepper.
  19. Bake for 30 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  20. Slice the chicken with a serrated knife.
  21. Serve with your choice of veggies!

 

NUTRITIONAL INFO PER SERVING
Calories 460 (70 from fat)
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 80mg
Carbohydrate 58g (6g dietary fiber, 2g sugar)
Protein 36g


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