Baked Pesto Chicken


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 683g)
  • 60g whole wheat couscous
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped (150g)
  • 1 small red pepper, finely chopped (100g)
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp pesto sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6.
Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the chicken and fry for 2 minutes on each side until browned.
Place the couscous in an ovenproof dish. Mix together with the stock, red onion, red pepper, parsley and the lemon zest and juice, then pour over the couscous and stir.
Place the chicken on top of the couscous, then spoon over the pesto and season to taste.
Cover the dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
Once cooked, fluff up the couscous with a fork. Serve hot or cold.