This time of year it seems most people are looking to use up Thanksgiving leftovers. While this recipe is a great use for stuff left in the fridge, it has no connection to turkey day. Truth is, it's very cold outside (-12°F when I got up this morning), and I will basically do whatever is necessary to avoid a grocery store trip until it's a bit warmer.
- 1 C Parmesan couscous, cooked and chilled
- 1 1/2 Tbsp beaten egg
- 2 slices prosciutto, torn into small pieces
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 C cream cheese, softened
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 1/4 C shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
- 4 oz chicken, cubed, cooked, and chilled
2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute prosciutto in butter until crispy, drain on a paper towel.
3. Combine cream cheese and milk, stir in all but 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese. Fold in chicken and all but about 1 Tbsp of cooked prosciutto.
4. Divide chicken mixture evenly, pouring into cooked couscous shells. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan and prosciutto over tops of each, and bake at 375°F for 15-17 minutes.
Robyn's notes: I had leftover prosciutto, couscous, chicken, and a mix of cream cheese and Parmesan in my fridge, which is how this recipe came into being. But it can obviously be made from scratch if those items aren't hanging around. While I try not to write recipes that call for specialty equipment, this one does require mini pie pans. Without them, mini tart pans might work, but otherwise I can't advise for adjustments. Bacon could be used in place of the prosciutto, in which case it might be wise to add a bit of salt, prosciutto is very salty so doesn't need it. If cooking the chicken for this recipe, a bit of garlic salt might be a nice addition.
*** 3 Stars: Good. At least one of us liked this enough for me to make it again, but not often