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Balsamic Chicken with Broccoli Couscous

 Balsamic Chicken with Broccoli Couscous
This quick-fix recipe uses an ingenious shortcut: The broccoli cooks right along with the couscous. Just add a healthy vegetable side.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • COUSCOUS:
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil
  • over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 4-6 minutes on each side or
  • until a thermometer reads 165°. Stir in vinegar, honey and
  • Italian seasoning; heat through.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring broth, garlic powder and pepper
  • to a boil. Stir in broccoli and couscous. Remove from heat; let
  • stand, covered, 5-10 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Stir in

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Balsamic Chicken with Broccoli Couscous (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cheese. Serve chicken with couscous. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 chicken breast half with 1 cup couscous equals 397 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 905 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 35 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.