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Za'atar Chicken With Orange Israeli Couscous

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“From a flier at our local supermarket. Substitute regular couscous for the Israeli if you can't find the latter. Also, if possible, please make your own za'atar for this recipe.”
READY IN:
37mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper then rub the za'atar spice on both sides.
  3. Heat up half the oil in a large sauté pan and sear chicken well, approximately 4-5 minutes per side until browned on each side.
  4. Transfer chicken breasts to oven-proof pan and keep warm. Do not allow the meat to dry out.
  5. Return the skillet to the stove top and add the wine to deglaze; boil 1 minute.
  6. Add the chicken stock and return to boil.
  7. Immediately add the couscous. Cover skillet tightly and remove from heat.
  8. Keep skillet covered 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  9. Meanwhile, in a bowl combine the reserved 2 tablespoons olive oil, orange juice, zest, cumin and cilantro.
  10. Stir into the couscous, tossing in the pine nuts and orange segments. Fluff with a fork.
  11. Season with salt and pepper to taste, if necessary.
  12. Transfer the couscous to a platter and place the chicken breasts on top.
  13. Serve with warm pita bread, tzatziki and imported olives.

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