Tomato-Basil Couscous with Chicken and Smoked Sausage
Late-summer tomatoes and basil add vibrant flavor to this one-pan dinner that is hearty in volume yet light on the palate. Israeli couscous (also called pearl couscous) is best for this dish because the round, toothsome grains take the same amount of time to cook as the chicken, unlike Moroccan couscous, which is much smaller. Skinless chicken breasts are always a good choice for quick and easy summer suppers. Pair them with smoked turkey sausage for a satisfying and tasty meal. Couscous stands in for an interesting side dish when you are tired of the usual potatoes or rice. Stir in dried fruit and nuts for added taste and texture. You can also use other vegetables from your garden in this recipe, such as diced zucchini, sugar snap peas, and okra.