Easy weeknight recipe with plenty of room for variation: use chicken or fish, bok choi, tat soi, choy sum, mustard greens, or turnip greens. It's made with things I normally have on hand (greens, onions tomatoes, cheese, frozen protein, couscous or rice) and cooks up in a jiffy. Feels like a real treat!

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onions in hot oil until slightly softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Place chicken in skillet and season with garlic salt and black pepper. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook until chicken is browned on one side, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn chicken and season with garlic salt and black pepper on the other side. Transfer chicken and onions to a cutting board and chop chicken.

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  • Stir bok choy into the same skillet, reduce heat to low, cover the skillet with a lid, and cook until greens are slightly tender, about 1 1/2 minutes.

  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; remove from heat. Stir couscous spice packet contents and 1 tablespoon olive oil into water; add couscous. Cover saucepan and let stand until water is absorbed completely, about 10 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork.

  • Spoon couscous onto plates, top with greens, onions, and chicken, respectively, and sprinkle tomatoes and Mizithra cheese over the top.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute tilapia filets for chicken, if desired. With fish I would avoid using cheese.

You can use any flavor couscous (my favorite is toasted pine nut).

Can use other Greek cheeses; Mizithra cheese is a hard, tart, sour cheese from Greece.

Nutrition Facts

526 calories; 18.9 g total fat; 50 mg cholesterol; 1065 mg sodium. 66.6 g carbohydrates; 30.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2016
This was a spectacular find. Was in a hurry and didn't have all the ingredients so a bit of modification was necessary. The recipe as written is for two and we were four. Also chicken tenders do not do this justice at all. We used boneless breast meat sliced and seasoned only with salt and pepper. We used fresh garlic (three whole cloves finely chopped) and sauteed it with the onions - rather than garlic salt. The Bok Choy is a perfect complement as is the cous cous. With the couscous we followed the box instructions for 2 portions and it was plenty for all four of us. Also we used feta cheese as it is what we had in the house. Regardless this was a huge success and one that we are all looking forward to making again - soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2016
This was a spectacular find. Was in a hurry and didn't have all the ingredients so a bit of modification was necessary. The recipe as written is for two and we were four. Also chicken tenders do not do this justice at all. We used boneless breast meat sliced and seasoned only with salt and pepper. We used fresh garlic (three whole cloves finely chopped) and sauteed it with the onions - rather than garlic salt. The Bok Choy is a perfect complement as is the cous cous. With the couscous we followed the box instructions for 2 portions and it was plenty for all four of us. Also we used feta cheese as it is what we had in the house. Regardless this was a huge success and one that we are all looking forward to making again - soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2016
This was a spectacular find. Was in a hurry and didn't have all the ingredients so a bit of modification was necessary. The recipe as written is for two and we were four. Also chicken tenders do not do this justice at all. We used boneless breast meat sliced and seasoned only with salt and pepper. We used fresh garlic (three whole cloves finely chopped) and sauteed it with the onions - rather than garlic salt. The Bok Choy is a perfect complement as is the cous cous. With the couscous we followed the box instructions for 2 portions and it was plenty for all four of us. Also we used feta cheese as it is what we had in the house. Regardless this was a huge success and one that we are all looking forward to making again - soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2016
This was one of the best meals we ever had. We had to substitute the Mizithra cheese with Parmigiano Reggiano. It doesn't require a lot of ingredients which makes it inexpensive and the bonus is that it took only approximately 30 minutes to make. It's a terrific meal to make during the week when your short on time! I highly recommend trying this one enjoy!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2017
Cut raw chicken in cubes first and then added to onion. Sauteed covered until cooked through. Added chopped bok choy to to pot with chicken and onion and sauteed all. Then added some feta cheese. Served on top of rice and topped with grape tomatoes and more feta cheese. Husband loved it. Me too. Really easy and quick to make. Will make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2016
I enjoyed this recipe and will make it again love bok choy! It felt very healthy granted I added bell peppers too as an extra vegetable. The author's comment suggested rice as an alternative to cous cous and I did that since I had loads of rice in the cupboard. I've never heard of mizithra cheese and couldn't see it in my supermarket so used parmesan as another reviewer suggested. I didn't think the cheese went well with the dish - whether that's because I used rice instead of cous cous or because it was a different cheese I don't know but I now leave out the cheese altogether which also makes it healthier. The second time I added just a few small drops of soy sauce for extra flavour and I'd recommend that. Read More