Mediterranean Chicken Couscous

"From January 2006 Southern Living. We had this for dinner last night. At first taste, I thought it was just okay; by the time I got it to the table, though, it tasted really good. I had the leftovers cold for lunch today, and it was just as good as last night. I used about 2 oz of feta, and I used a deli-roasted chicken."
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  • Heat broth and seasoning packet from couscous in the microwave on high for 3-5 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.
  • Note: Substitute 4 tsp dried basil if you can't get fresh.

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  1. darcilew
    I love making this dish in the summer when I have fresh cherry tomatoes and basil out of my garden. For a really quick dinner I have used canned chicken meat. It is of course better with a fresh chicken breast or leftover chicken from the crock pot. This amount gets eaten quickly, so I will often double so we'll hve leftovers. It goes perfectly in your lunch box!
  2. mimimuldowney
    This meal is excellent and very easy. I can't wait to make it again! All the flavors go together very well and it tastes just as good if not better cold.
  3. cookiedog
    MMMMMMMmmmmm! I could not keep my hands out of this couscous.Each bite had a different flavor- lemon, basil, tomatoe, feta... and even though I used just plain boiled chicken, it picked up the flavors from the rest of the dish. I used plain couscous because it was what I had on hand and added some sliced olives to get rid of them.I will be taking this to my next pot luck and I will be making this easy recipe again and again!


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