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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 259.1
  • Total Fat: 8.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 65.7 mg
  • Sodium: 77.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 28.7 g

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Chicken Breast stuffed with Herb Couscous

Submitted by: CHEFSMITH


Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/2 cup couscous
    coarse salt and ground pepper
    1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
    3 tablespoons pine nuts
    2 scallions, thinly sliced crosswise
    1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (from 1/2 lemon)
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    4 boneless, skinless chicken breast

Directions

In a small saucepan, bring 3/4 cup water to a boil. Add couscous; season with salt and pepper. Cover, and remove from heat; let steam 5 minutes. Add mint, pine nuts, scallions, lemon zest and juice, and 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper, and fluff with a fork. Lay chicken flat on a work surface. With a paring knife, cut a 2-inch-long slit in the thick side of each breast. Insert knife, and pivot inside chicken without enlarging opening, carefully forming a deep pocket (make sure not to pierce the opposite side). Stuff each breast with an equal amount of couscous mixture, packing it tightly. In a large skillet, heat remaining tablespoon oil over medium. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Place in skillet, and cook until browned on one side, 6 to 8 minutes. Carefully turn chicken over, and add 1/2 cup water to skillet (a little couscous may fall out). Cover, and cook until chicken is opaque throughout, 6 to 8 minutes more.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHEFSMITH.






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