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Lemon-Olive Grilled Chicken

lemon-olive-chicken RecipeYunhee Kim

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind, divided
  • 2 tablespoons honey mustard
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole-wheat couscous
  • 1/4 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/4 cup sliced pitted kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preparation

1. Prepare grill.

2. Coat grill with cooking spray. Place chicken on grill. Cook 5 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through. Combine 1 teaspoon lemon rind with mustard; brush over chicken.

3. Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in the couscous. Remove from heat; cover, let stand 5 minutes.

4. In a bowl, combine remaining lemon rind, olives, and remaining ingredients. Stir couscous into olive mixture. Spoon onto 4 plates; top with chicken.

Wine note: With its rustic spiciness and zingy acidity, no other grape goes better with olives than sangiovese, the grape in Italian Chianti. So look for a good Chianti such as Da Vinci (around $16).

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  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half, 2/3 cup couscous)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving:318
Fat per serving:10g
Saturated fat per serving:2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving:5g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving:1g
Protein per serving:30g
Carbohydrates per serving:29g
Fiber per serving:4g
Cholesterol per serving:63mg
Iron per serving:2mg
Sodium per serving:476mg
Calcium per serving:41mg

Good to Know

Not all grilled chicken has to have limited flavor. This lemon-olive flavoring gives the chicken a burst of flavor. For a low-sodium alternative, boil the couscous in water instead of chicken broth.

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