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Parmesan Chicken Couscous Recipe

Parmesan Chicken Couscous Recipe

Simple ingredients make clever use of leftover chicken in an innovative dish any home cook would be proud to plate. I like to serve it with a side of fresh fruit. —Lisa Abbott, New Berlin, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (5.9 ounces) Parmesan couscous
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook walnuts over medium heat in 1 teaspoon oil for 2-3 minutes or until toasted. Remove and set aside.
  • 2. In the same pan, saute garlic in remaining oil for 1 minute. Add the spinach, chicken, water, basil and pepper. Bring to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Stir in walnuts and sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 391 calories, 18 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 490 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 fat.