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Chicken with Couscous

 Chicken with Couscous
“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.”
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
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,

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Nutritional Facts: 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.