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Lemon-Olive Grilled Chicken

Grill this chicken then give it an appetizing upgrade by pairing it with a perfectly flavored lemon and olive mixture. It's the perfect dish for summer!

Health MAY 2007

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half, 2/3 cup couscous)
  • Cook time:10 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind, divided
  • 2 tablespoons honey mustard
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole-wheat couscous
  • 1/4 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/4 cup sliced pitted kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preparation

1. Prepare grill.

2. Coat grill with cooking spray. Place chicken on grill. Cook 5 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through. Combine 1 teaspoon lemon rind with mustard; brush over chicken.

3. Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in the couscous. Remove from heat; cover, let stand 5 minutes.

4. In a bowl, combine remaining lemon rind, olives, and remaining ingredients. Stir couscous into olive mixture. Spoon onto 4 plates; top with chicken.

Wine note: With its rustic spiciness and zingy acidity, no other grape goes better with olives than sangiovese, the grape in Italian Chianti. So look for a good Chianti such as Da Vinci (around $16).

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 318
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrate: 29g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 63mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 476mg
  • Calcium: 41mg
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