Friday, September 28, 2007

Chicken Couscous with Vegetables

I spent a day in the Emergency Room this week, with him alternating between sitting next to the bed holding my hand and draping himself across the top of the gurney with a protective arm around me while he tried to get some sleep. So some meals that were planned for this week got scratched, and this meal got turned into something really simple.
  • 1 package Near East Parmesan couscous
  • 1 package diced cooked chicken
  • 1/4 C frozen peas
  • 1/4 C frozen corn
Robyn's notes: instead of proper instructions, just notes for this one, because I rarely make my parmesan couscous "as directed on package". Couscous is the one and only food item I can always eat, no matter how sick I am, but standing over a stove or doing more than one step of preparation when I've just gotten out of the hospital just won't work. So, long ago I discovered that I can do it an easier way. I can only say that this works with Near East brand Parmesan couscous. When I'm making any other kind or brand, I follow the instructions.

In 2quart microwave safe dish with lid, combine couscous, contents of seasoning package, 2 tsp butter, and 1 1/4 C water. Add chicken. Cover, microwave on high for 6 minutes. Let stand for 2-3 minutes, fluff with a fork. For this recipe, since it was going to be reheated after sitting in a fridge for a couple hours, I added the frozen peas and corn to the prepared couscous and chicken, covered, and placed in the fridge.

I didn't have veggies in mine, and he and I love couscous with or without chicken. He thought it was kinda blah with the veggies, though.

** 2 Stars: Acceptable. At least one of us liked this enough for me to make it again, if I make changes

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