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Chicken with Couscous Recipe

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“My sister shared this recipe with me, and it’s been a hit with me, my husband and our friends ever since,” relates Shari Ruffalo from Watertown, New York. “After working all day, I find this dish is fast to prepare. Plus, it tastes great.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 package (5.8 ounces) roasted garlic and olive oil couscous
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1 cup couscous equals 357 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 711 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the broccoli, contents of the couscous seasoning packet, water and 1 teaspoon oil. Bring to a boil. Stir in couscous. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine the lemon juice, garlic and oregano; rub over chicken. In a large skillet, brown chicken in remaining oil over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until juices run clear. Stir tomato into the couscous; serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken with Couscous in Quick Cooking September/October 2005, p41

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1 cup couscous equals 357 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 711 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jul. 18, 2013

my favorite recipe, although I did make changes by not using some ingredients and adding some of my own, but I love it.

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Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

This recipe was really good and really quick and easy! I used frozen broccoli and cooked separately according to the package. I also used plain couscous because that is what I had. I made the couscous with chicken broth instead of water for a little more flavor. I left out the tomato, and also added some "hot chopped pepper" that I have a jar of. I cut the chicken into cubes before adding to the skillet, to make it easier... then I combined everthing. It was really good!

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Reviewed Jul. 24, 2010

The whole family liked it. It is great to make on a hot day when I don't want to use the oven.

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