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Simple Sesame Chicken with Couscous Recipe
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Simple Sesame Chicken with Couscous Recipe

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I created this dish after my three kids tried Chinese takeout and asked for more. To make things easy for myself, I typically use a rotisserie chicken from the deli. —Naylet LaRochelle, Miami, Florida
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 water
  • 1 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup reduced-fat Asian toasted sesame salad dressing, divided
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Chopped peanuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup couscous with 1/2 cup chicken mixture (calculated without peanuts) equals 320 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 442 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5-10 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add coleslaw mix; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or just until tender. Add green onions, 2 tablespoons dressing and couscous; heat through. Remove couscous from pan; keep warm.
  3. In same skillet, add chicken and remaining dressing; cook and stir over medium heat until heated through. Serve over couscous; top with cilantro and, if desired, peanuts. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Simple Sesame Chicken with Couscous in Simple & Delicious February/March 2014, p2-13

Nutritional Facts

1 cup couscous with 1/2 cup chicken mixture (calculated without peanuts) equals 320 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 442 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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