A quick and delicious, fresh, one-pot meal. This is my favorite 'go-to' meal on a busy night. It's full of flavor and really healthy.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place a saucepan over medium heat for about 1 minute and pour olive oil into hot pan. Cook and stir walnuts in hot oil until lightly browned and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer walnuts to a bowl.

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  • Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in same pan; cook and stir shiitake mushrooms until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove mushrooms from pan. Add 1 more teaspoon olive oil to pan; cook and stir chicken and garlic until chicken is browned and meat is no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes.

  • Pour chicken broth into chicken mixture, add arugula, and stir contents of couscous seasoning packet into mixture; bring to a boil and simmer for 1 minute. Stir couscous into mixture, cover pan, and remove from heat. Let stand until liquid has been absorbed and couscous is tender, about 5 minutes. Add walnuts and basil, lightly fluff couscous with a fork to combine, and serve.

Cook's Note:

This is a very versatile recipe. Spinach (or any green) easily substitutes for arugula; or the chicken can be left out and vegetable broth used to keep it vegetarian. I'd probably add more mushrooms (maybe even portobellos) in this instance, to add a little more volume. Pecans or pine nuts could be used in place of the walnuts, top. If you don't have Parmesan couscous, regular couscous can be used, but top with 1/4 cup freshly-grated Parmesan just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

323 calories; 11.1 g total fat; 33 mg cholesterol; 595 mg sodium. 34.6 g carbohydrates; 21.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2016
Based on other reviewers' comments that the original recipe is somewhat bland I made three adjustments. 1) I marinated the chicken for 20 minutes in Greek salad dressing. 2) I sautéed onions with the mushrooms. 3) I sprinkled feta cheese on top when I served it. I followed the rest exactly and it was DELICIOUS. This was a pretty easy and healthy one pot meal. I'll definitely make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/26/2016
I will try this again; however I will make some changes because it is quite bland. I will add more walnuts and basil and reduce the mushrooms. I used plain couscous then added parmesan. So maybe a little more parmesan and a pinch of salt? Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2016
Based on other reviewers' comments that the original recipe is somewhat bland I made three adjustments. 1) I marinated the chicken for 20 minutes in Greek salad dressing. 2) I sautéed onions with the mushrooms. 3) I sprinkled feta cheese on top when I served it. I followed the rest exactly and it was DELICIOUS. This was a pretty easy and healthy one pot meal. I'll definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2016
Based on other reviewers' comments that the original recipe is somewhat bland I made three adjustments. 1) I marinated the chicken for 20 minutes in Greek salad dressing. 2) I sautéed onions with the mushrooms. 3) I sprinkled feta cheese on top when I served it. I followed the rest exactly and it was DELICIOUS. This was a pretty easy and healthy one pot meal. I'll definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/05/2013
Decent meal a little bland. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/26/2016
I will try this again; however I will make some changes because it is quite bland. I will add more walnuts and basil and reduce the mushrooms. I used plain couscous then added parmesan. So maybe a little more parmesan and a pinch of salt? Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2014
This truly is a great base recipe to enhance. I didn't have arugula but I added more chicken a couple handfuls of frozen red bell pepper after the chicken had cooked a bit and added a dash of curry powder and some cayenne just before I added the couscous. It turned out wonderfully. I loved the walnuts in it! I will definitely make again. Perfect for a weeknight. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2019
I omitted the chicken and used bone broth. This tasted wonderful and I will definitely be making it again. Read More
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