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Mediterranean Chicken Couscous

Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Couscous

No pots and pans are required for this easy, no-mess Mediterranean recipe. Simply use a glass measuring cup to heat the broth in the microwave, place dry couscous in the serving bowl, and then add the broth. Once the remaining ingredients are stirred in, the dish is ready to serve.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
  • 1 (5.6-ounce) package toasted pine nut couscous mix
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken (about 1 rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 (4-ounce) package crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Garnish: fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Heat broth and seasoning packet from couscous in the microwave on HIGH for 3 to 5 minutes or until broth begins to boil. Place couscous in a large bowl, and stir in broth mixture. Cover and let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Fluff couscous with a fork; stir in chicken and next 6 ingredients. Serve warm or cold. Garnish, if desired.

Personal Notes

Tip: You’ll need to buy a 2/3-ounce package of fresh basil and 1 rotisserie chicken to get the right amount of basil and chicken for this recipe. Substitute 4 teaspoons of dried basil if you can’t find fresh.

Cooking time (duration): 25 min

Number of servings (yield): 8

Inspired By: Mediterranean Chicken Couscous

Nutritional Information

Each serving: Calories: 212 (29% from fat) Fat: 6.8g (sat 3.1g,mono 1.9g,poly 1.1g) Protein: 21.3g Carbohydrate: 16.9g Fiber: 1.4g Cholesterol: 58mg Iron: 1.2mg Sodium: 455mg Calcium: 89mg