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Quick and Healthy Dinner: Cous Cous with Chicken and Veggies

Nancy Johnson Horn, The Mama Maven Blog
This simple dinner of <g class="gr_ gr_77 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del" id="77" data-gr-id="77">cous cous</g>, chicken and veggies is healthy and will please everyone from parents to picky kids.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Entree
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • Head of green cabbage shredded
  • 2 packages of Couscous - I used Near East's Chicken flavored Cous Cous
  • 1/3 package of baby carrots sliced
  • 1 cup 1/4 Chicken broth note, we didn't have enough chicken broth to do what the instructions on the box called for, which was 2 1/2 cups chicken broth, so we subbed in water.
  • 1 cup 1/4 water
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • Additional olive oil for browning chicken


  • Heat up <g class="gr_ gr_123 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" id="123" data-gr-id="123">big</g> pot for steaming - use the bigger steamer insert
  • When water is boiling, steam the hard veggies -- start with the cauliflower and then add the carrots
  • While that is steaming, lightly brown the chicken with additional olive oil
  • Once the chicken is browned, add that to the steamer.
  • Make the 2 packages of Couscous in a separate pot (just follow the directions on the box)
  • Then add cabbage to steamer pot (same time you're making the Cous Cous)
  • When Couscous is done, add everything together in a big bowl.
  • Garnish with <g class="gr_ gr_75 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del" id="75" data-gr-id="75">chick peas</g> if you wish and serve!