Zucchini are abundant right now, and this simple-yet-hearty meal is a wonderful and creative way to use them, with no cooking necessary. Paired with our irresistible Spicy Lime Gremolata, this is an effortless and flavour-packed dish that will elevate dinner time to the next level.


Seared Chicken with Couscous, Zucchini and Spicy Lime Gremolata

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author The Food Gays


  • 1/2 cup medium-grain couscous
  • 1 chicken breast
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup baby tomatoes halved
  • 1/3 cup red onion finely sliced
  • 1 cup zucchini sliced into ribbons
  • spicy lime gremolata to serve
  • dill, sorrel and zucchini blossoms to garnish


  1. Cook the couscous according package directions. Fluff with a fork, set aside.

  2. Season chicken breast with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a skillet or frying pan until hot, then sear chicken breast for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Transfer to the oven, and finish cooking another 10-15 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165F. 

  3. Prepare tomatoes and onions, and place in a bowl along with a couple teaspoons of the spicy lime gremolata (recipe here). Toss until well combined. 

  4. Prepare the zucchini into long ribbon using a vegetable peeler. Set in a bowl of cold water until ready to use.

  5. Serve couscous on plates with sliced chicken breast. Top with tomato and onion mixture, along with the zucchini ribbons. Garnish with a few sprigs of dill, sorrel leaves and zucchini blossoms (optional), along with a few more dollops of gremolata. Serve and enjoy!