Rinsing the couscous with cold water cools it quickly. Drain well before mixing with the chicken. Bring to the table with whole wheat pitas and hummus.

Recipe by Cooking Light December 2006


Recipe Summary

4 servings (serving size: 3 lettuce cups)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan; stir in couscous. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Place couscous in a fine-mesh strainer; rinse with cold water. Drain.

  • Combine couscous, chicken, and next 6 ingredients (through oregano) in a medium bowl. Stir in oil and salt. Place 3 lettuce leaves on each of 4 plates; spoon about 1/4 cup chicken mixture in the center of each leaf.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; calories from fat 25%; fat 6.3g; saturated fat 1.2g; mono fat 3.4g; poly fat 1g; protein 24.9g; carbohydrates 16.6g; fiber 2.4g; cholesterol 60mg; iron 2.3mg; sodium 355mg; calcium 64mg.