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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 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine Mediterranean

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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!