Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: 4 ounces chicken and about 1/2 cup couscous)

Fresh herbs turn a couple of pantry basics into a beautiful glaze for chicken.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring stock and 1/8 teaspoon salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in couscous. Remove pan from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in parsley and almonds.

Step 2

Combine 1/8 teaspoon salt, apricot preserves, vinegar, and rosemary in a 2-cup glass measure. Microwave at HIGH for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute.

Step 3

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan; grill 3 minutes on each side or until almost done. Brush chicken with half of apricot mixture. Grill chicken 1 minute on each side or until done; brush with remaining half of apricot mixture. Serve with couscous.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

JillyBurke's Review

eburns78
September 15, 2014
Nice and easy meal to prepare. I didn't have regular couscous on hand so I used Israeli couscous cooked with the almonds and parsley as the recipe suggests.

Beccaroo73's Review

mahgni
September 18, 2014
Super fast and tasty. I used boneless chicken breasts, and they came out really moist. I actually liked the cous cous despite the other reviews, but I think I added more parsley than called for, so that may have upped the flavor.

sukeedog's Review

daneanp
August 31, 2014
Okay, but the glaze didn't stick to the chicken very well. I set some aside and tossed it with the cooked chicken before serving, which helped. We also found the couscous to be a bit dry/dull - like the other reviewer, I would try adding some citrus or dried fruit to it next time. Served with oven roasted carrots.

Abergmann's Review

Abergmann
August 17, 2014
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mahgni's Review

Beccaroo73
August 22, 2014
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eburns78's Review

sukeedog
August 25, 2014
The chicken and glaze was fantastic! Only thing I would change is i would add a few chopped dried cherries or dried cranberries to the couscous, or maybe a touch of lemon zest. The couscous just needed a little brightening.

christinahabib's Review

JillyBurke
October 07, 2014
My very picky son actually ate the chicken! The only substitution that I made was instead of white wine vinegar was used white distilled vinegar. I also didn't grill it since we don't have grill pan. I sauteed in a teaspoon of olive oil in a skillet.

daneanp's Review

christinahabib
February 20, 2015
4 1/2 stars. Really, really good. I opted for bone-in thighs as I think they are more flavorful. I grilled them for 5 minutes on each side, then basted with the sauce for an additional 3 minutes on each side. I also added some garlic powder to the pepper on the chicken before grilling. Probably could've gone a minute or two longer on the grill to be perfect. I added some chopped dried apricots to the couscous and it was a nice touch. Steamed green beans completed the meal. The whole family wants this on the regular rotation. An elegant yet easy weeknight meal.

AMAZING

caitlibn
May 25, 2016
I used bone-in thighs as well, but wished I had used boneless, simply because I didn't want to not eat the whole thing and the bone was hindering me from doing so ;) - the apricot glaze was delicious. The couscous was also way too good. Leftovers were amazing. Would make again