Roasted Chicken with Goat Cheese-Macadamia Nut Crust and Parsley-Pimento Couscous

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, about 5 ounces each
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup honey mustard
  • 6 ounces soft goat cheese
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1/4 cup diced pimentos
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Coat a shallow roasting pan with cooking spray.
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Season chicken all over with salt and black pepper and place in prepared pan. Brush mustard all over tops of chicken. Then spread with goat cheese. Place macadamia nuts in a plastic bag and smash with the flat side of a meat mallet or bottom of a heavy skillet until finely crushed. Sprinkle nuts over goat cheese. Cover pan with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 5 to 10 more minutes, until cheese is golden brown and chicken is cooked through.

  • While chicken is baking, cook couscous according to package directions. Fluff with a fork, and stir in pimentos, parsley and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  • Serve half of the chicken and all of the couscous. Reserve remaining chicken for the chopped salad, if desired.


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