Take a break from rice or penne & add pearl couscous into the mix! Chewy little pasta spheres are the perfect change up!
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Cast Iron Skillet, Stovetop, Oven
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Trim any woody stems off the asparagus. Cut into 2 inch pieces.
Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel. Season on both sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder & onion powder.
Heat a drizzle of oil on a cast iron skillet (or oven safe pan) over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs, skin-side down. Sear, undisturbed for 4 min or until the skin is brown & crispy. Transfer chicken to a plate.
In the same pan, add pearl couscous. Stir & toast the couscous for 1 min. Stir in pesto & water (1/3 cup couscous : 1 cup water).
Add the seared chicken back to the skillet. Bring up to a boil. Transfer to the oven. Cook for 20 min & remove from the oven.
Add asparagus over the couscous. Return to the oven & cook 10-15 min
Top the skillet with frozen peas. Stir the peas in & let the skillet sit for 5 mins.
Serve & enjoy!
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On average, one serving of the recipe "Spring Veggies & Chicken Skillet" contains 868 Energy, 53 g of Fat, 50 g of Carbohydrates, 46 g of Protein, 7 g of Fiber.