Israeli Couscous is one of my favorite grains to make and eat, a quick side dish with wonderful flavor!
The below recipe serves three with left overs.
I started on the Chicken so it would have a head start on the couscous.
The Dry Ingredient minus the Breadcrumbs
The melted butter, dry ingredients in a Ziploc, and Chicken Fryer
Mixing the Chicken in the Ziploc
The coated chicken in the greased chicken fryer.
The chicken in the oven
The chicken is done.
Oven Fried Chicken
3 boneless, skinless chicken breast rinsed and put on a plate with paper towel
Just over 1/2 cups of flour
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup of melted butter
A dash of salt
A pinch of white pepper
A pinch of salt
1 TBL of Italian seasoning
A pinch of parsley flakes.
Pre-heat oven to 400. Melt the butter in a dish large enough to put the chicken in, then put all of the dry ingredients in a Ziploc bag. Spray your pan with Pam. After you have mixed your dry ingredients in the Ziploc bag. Dip one piece of chicken at a time into the butter, then place chicken into Ziploc bag and shake the bag until the chicken is fully coated in mixture, then place in pan. Repeat with remaining chicken. Once done place pan with chicken in oven and set timer for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes flip chicken and cook for 20 minutes more.
One cup of Israeli Couscous
Toasting the Israeli Couscous
The chicken broth cooking the couscous
The couscous is completely cooked, it is nice and plump.
1 cup Israeli couscous
1 TBL Olive oil
1 1/4 cup of liquid, I used chicken broth
Use a 2 quart pan to heat the Olive oil over a med-high flame, once oil is hot place Couscous into pan to brown for 5 minutes. I personally brown the couscous for 7 minutes, the longer you brown it the better the flavor, just becareful to not burn the couscous. Once the couscous is browned carefully add the liquid to the pan, then turn the flame to low. We want to the couscous to simmer for 10 minutes. Stir once to make sure the couscous is not sticking to the sides of the pan. The couscous when done should be plump and soft but not mushy.
I know it is not the most beautiful dish you have ever seen, but it is delicious!
Let me know in the comments if you tried the recipe!
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