Thursday, January 7

Chicken-Broccoli Couscous

I have been trying some new recipes these past few weeks...I was feeling very bored with our menu plans, but at the same time felt our budget limited me from doing anything different.  I was looking through my Rachael Ray EveryDay magazine and was able to find several new recipes that didn't break the budget.

This one is a keeper.  I can get couscous in the bulk section for a very good price at my beloved Hometown grocery store and I had stocked up on that and I had that in my pantry.  Aside from the chicken, I think that would be the most expensive part of the meal.

1/4 cup EVOO
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Salt & Pepper
3 cups chicken stock
10 oz. couscous
1 onion, finely chopped
1 head broccoli, broken into small florets
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup flat leaf parlsey
1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

1.  In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.  Season the chicken with S & P, add to the pan and cook, turning once, until chicken reaches 165 degrees or until juices run clear.  Remove from heat, let cool and then shred chicken.  (I was able to skip this step b/c I had leftover roasted chicken from the earlier in the week--this made dinner come together super fast!)

2. In a large saucepan bring 2 cups chicken stock and 1 tablespoon oil to a boil, season with S & P.  Add the couscous, cover and remove from heat; let stand for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.

3. In the skillet used for the chicken, heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.  Add the onions and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.  Add the broccoli and the remaining 1 cup chicken stock and simmer for 5 minutes.  Stir in the chicken, raisins, parsley and couscous; season with S & P.  Toss with the almonds before serving.

The only thing I might change when I make it again is add some sliced green onions for garnish as well.  It was soo good and the Peanut LOVED it.  She ate two bowls.  (But she didn't get the almonds--not all her molars are in yet.)  And this is one dish meal.  Gotta love that!  Thanks, Rachael Ray!


heartnsoulcooking said...

GREAT!!! combination, sounds FABULOUS!!!

Jackie @ Crest Cottage Creations said...

Oooo! Looks great! Next time I have couscous, I will totally be making this. Thanks!


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