It may not look like much… and the lighting is not the best because I forgot that our clocks moved forward and it was still slightly sunny at 8:30 PM and I had to cook in a hot hurry.
This meal was created by accident. Since I was apparently just running late all day, I woke up late, knew I'd need something defrosted and ready to quickly sauté when I returned from work 10 hours later, so I literally wandered into the pantry, grabbed a bunch of random stuff, tossed it into a container of frozen chicken to simultaneously defrost and marinate all day and I'll be darned if it wasn't amazing! When I added the couscous, it was perfection. Here's what I did to create this savory orange chicken, garlic couscous, and broccoli:
Chicken (I used 4 tenders to keep portion sizes small)
: 2 tbsp orange olive oil
: 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
: 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
: 1/2 cup chicken broth
: a sprinkle of garlic powder, rubbed sage, and some freshly cracked pepper
Like I said, I literally tossed all of this into a Tupperware container and let it sit all day to defrost and marinate. Then, I sautéed it for about 8 minutes and that was that!
: 1 cup of Pearl couscous
: 2 cups of water
: 2 tbsp butter
: 1 tsp garlic
: cracked pepper
Boil the couscous in water until it has become soft. Turn off heat and add butter, garlic and pepper. Stir in so it is evenly distributed. That's it!
I cheated and just used 2 cups of the frozen stuff that I cooked in the micro (totally meant to steam it, but I ran out of time). Added 1 tsp of lemon juice and garnished with sea salt!