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.

Yield:

Makes 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Stand: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 212
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 6.8 g
Satfat 3.1 g
Monofat 1.9 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 21.3 g
Carbohydrate 16.9 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Cholesterol 58 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 455 mg
Calcium 89 mg

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

Preparation

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.

Fluff couscous with a fork; stir in chicken and next 6 ingredients. Serve warm or cold. Garnish, if desired.

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.

Note:

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Rami Perry, Birmingham, Alabama,

January 2006