Monday, February 6, 2012

Chicken Isreali Couscous

Last week I was on a pinning spree, okay -I'm always on a pinning spree but I must have been really hungry because my food board is full.

We were avoiding the big Superbowl Parties this year; A) because my husband had to work and B) Ashley had a sleepover last night and is in melt down mode.  

What to make?  I thought we would have a little nosh while watching the game so the Isreali Couscous, some hot wings, homemade copycat Chili's salsa and some Chicken Nachos were on the menu.  

I found most of these recipes on Pinterest so if you are following me you can find them on my "yummy drink and food" board.  If not, follow me- hehe.

Okay, so I like to follow recipes but I always like to add more than it calls for or change it up a bit.  You can find the inspiration recipe here:

Here is my version:

Cook 1 cup Isreali Couscous according to package instructions.

Chop your kalamata olives { I dont usually measure but I love this little Pampered Chef measuring cup}

I added chopped artichoke hearts since I always have them in the fridge and some blue cheese crumbles.

Now mix 

Add your shredded chicken { I boiled 4 chicken breasts and shredded one and froze the other 3 for 
future recipes}

And here ya go- Delish and lots of leftovers for lunch this week.


  • 1 cup cooked Israeli Couscous
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives- chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped capers
  • 1/4 cup chopped artichoke hearts
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
  • 1 shredded chicken breast

What did you make for the big game?

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Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Looks delicious! My brother made hamburgers and than we had a bunch of desserts!

marissa said...

This looks great. I've never used israeli cous cous but I love regular cous cous and all these ingredients. I would love you to add this and any of your other projects to my What We Wore and Made party over at

Krystle @ Color Transformed Family said...

This looks good! I have been looking for some healthier recipes.

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

love israeli couscous AND artichokes. this looks very tasty... can't wait to try it. Please link up to Foodie Friday!