Quentin Bacon
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken cutlet and 1 cup zucchini-and-couscous mixture)

This delightful springtime recipe combines the savory flavors of sautéed zucchini and lemony chicken for a tasty weeknight or weekend meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place the lemon zest and thyme in a small bowl; toss. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. Sprinkle half of the lemon-and thyme mixture evenly onto one side of each cutlet. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; cook the chicken, herb side down, turning after 2 minutes. When the chicken is golden and cooked through (about 4 minutes), transfer to a cutting board. Cover chicken, and keep warm.

Step 2

Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan; gradually stir in the couscous. Remove pan from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Cover couscous, and keep warm.

Step 3

Sauté the zucchini and squash (in the same skillet used for the chicken) over medium heat, stirring frequently, until golden and tender (about 4 minutes). Stir in the remaining lemon-and-thyme mixture, chicken broth, and couscous.

Step 4

Spoon the couscous mixture evenly among 4 plates; top each with a chicken cutlet. Garnish with thyme.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Healthy, Quick and Delish

April 02, 2015
Chicken was tender and flavorful. Really enjoyed the fresh lemon flavor combined with thyme. Good weeknight meal.

jimwilkins's Review

August 01, 2012
Wonderful dish. We had no couscous so we browned the chicken in a sauté pan, sautéed the zucchini, took every thing out and deglazed the pan with the liquid, reduced the sauce and finished it with a little butter. Tr y it!

rach1999's Review

July 06, 2011
My husband loved this meal and he is very picky! I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe!