Delicious Date and Mascarpone Chicken with Couscous

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Delicious Date and Mascarpone Chicken with Couscous
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on February 23, 2024

This decadent dish combines tender chicken breasts smothered in a rich mascarpone sauce with the sweetness of dates and the tangy pop of capers. Served over fluffy couscous, this dish is sure to impress your guests and become a favorite in your repertoire.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup couscous
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the chicken breasts and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side.
  4. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  5. In the same skillet, add the chicken broth, mascarpone cheese, dates, capers, and lemon zest.
  6. Bring the sauce to a simmer, stirring to combine all the ingredients.
  7. Return the chicken to the skillet, spooning some of the sauce over the top.
  8. Cover and simmer for another 10 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
  9. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the couscous according to package instructions.
  10. Serve the chicken breasts over the couscous, garnished with fresh parsley.
  11. Enjoy your delicious date and mascarpone chicken with couscous!

Interesting Facts

  • Mascarpone cheese is a creamy Italian cheese that is often used in both sweet and savory dishes.
  • Dates add a natural sweetness to dishes and pair well with savory ingredients like capers and chicken.
  • Couscous is a versatile grain that cooks quickly and makes a great base for a variety of dishes.