Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
5 Mins
Stand Time
5 Mins
Makes 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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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Ratings & Reviews


March 02, 2016
Delicious and easy to make.  We didn't have rotisserie chicken so I sauteed some up with a little lemon salt.  I'm not sure the calorie content is correct though, considering a serving of couscous alone is 200 calories.  Also good cold.

daneanp's Review

October 23, 2014
Really good. We have couscous probably at least once a week and this is a great way to change it up. Will definitely make again. This would be a great side dish or potluck dish.

noelle71's Review

April 20, 2013

KatieOwen's Review

January 12, 2013

Lopo77's Review

September 09, 2012

beckydollar's Review

September 06, 2012
Normally couscous turns out a little on the bland side, but this is very tasty! I added marinated artichoke hearts and a few chopped roasted red bell peppers to give it even more of the Mediterranean flavor and cut the feta down to about 2/3 of a container. This is a keeper!

sunnygrammie's Review

May 21, 2012
Easy and tasty. I added chopped Kalamata olives and used a rotisserie chicken but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I will definitely make this again especially in the summer when it's just too hot to heat up the kitchen.

GailKelly's Review

May 15, 2012
Delicious! So nice and light but still filling

Hahersh1's Review

December 05, 2011
This recipe was so easy and very flavorful! I used Parmesan couscous. I wanted to bring leftovers for lunch, but my husband finished off every last bit!

jsd621's Review

August 05, 2011
Very easy! I used leftover chicken, rather than rotisserie. Great way to use up my leftovers. I used plain couscous and added chopped olives - just because. Is it possible other posters used a low fat version of feta? I used the regular with great results. Will make again.