Rating: 4.5 stars
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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.

Rami Perry, Birmingham, Alabama
Recipe by Southern Living January 2006

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
stand:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

212 calories; calories from fat 29%; fat 6.8g; saturated fat 3.1g; mono fat 1.9g; poly fat 1.1g; protein 21.3g; carbohydrates 16.9g; fiber 1.4g; cholesterol 58mg; iron 1.2mg; sodium 455mg; calcium 89mg.
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