Couscous with Chicken and Vegetables

Couscous with Chicken and Vegetables is a wonderful melange of ingredients that fits perfectly into any healthy diet.
Couscous with Chicken and Vegetables

Couscous with Chicken and Vegetables

Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

It’s time for January Blogger C.L.U.E. with healthy recipes and what do you know? I am back on the wagon  again for a healthy reducing diet.  Last month I was just enjoying some delicious Anisette Cookies from Karen at A Spoonful of Thyme when I may possibly have eaten one too many and realized that after all the gorgeous, delicious holiday food, it was finally time to moderate back in the other direction. (Moderation in  Everything!)

So this month I was  assigned Anna Dishes blog, which is written by Anna, obviously. She has a great blog with lots of recipes from which to choose, but for healthy recipes I decided on her Squash and Kale Couscous with Roasted Chicken. I did change the delicata squash  to butternut, but you could use any type of winter squash, really. And I tweaked the odds and ends like  garlic salt to garlic and skipped some butter. (I am into trimming back the recipes to calculate WW SmartPoints). And I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to use cinnamon which is in the method, but not the list so I just skipped it. And it was fine. It made a very nice bowl of dinner, which I think  would also be great in a wrap with maybe some lettuce and hummus. I  calculated out the serving on this to 9 WW SmartPoints (that’s for the bowl,  not a wrap) and it fit quite nicely into my daily meal.

I do hope you get a chance  to check out Anna’s blog, and as well, the  other participating bloggers  listed below the recipe. And I will be back next month with another recipe from a mystery blogger. Karen from Lavender and Lovage has joined the group of which I am quite thrilled as I like her a lot (and her blog too!). She has also started Weight Watchers so be sure to keep an eye on her recipes.  Maybe she will be the one? Maybe somebody new? Who knows? Shall we try to find a Blogger C.L.U.E.? 😉
Couscous with Chicken and Vegetables

Couscous with Chicken and Vegetables

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Couscous with Chicken and Vegetables
Weight Watcher Smart Points (per serving) = 9
Brand of ingredients used may impact the nutritional information of this recipe resulting in a different SmartPoints value.


  • 1 cup diced peeled Butternut Squash or other winter squash
  • 1/3 cup uncooked Israeli Couscous
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1  clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup finely chopped Kale
  • 1/2 cup cooked Red Kidney Beans, rinsed and  drained
  • 3/4 cups chopped Roasted Rotisserie Chicken Breast (skin and bones removed)
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • salt and black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425º F.
  2. Place diced peeled butternut squash  on a nonstick foil lined baking sheet and bake  for 25-35 minutes or until  fork tender; set aside.
  3. While squash is roasting, boil couscous in 2 cups chicken broth for ten minutes or until tender; drain.
  4. Heat one teaspoon olive oil in a nonstick skillet and saute garlic until fragrant; add kale to pan and  cook about 1 minute or until wilted.
  5. Stir in the  kidney beans, diced roasted chicken, white wine vinegar, roasted squash and couscous, stirring to mix, and cooking until all is heated through, seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.

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Couscous with Chicken and Vegetables

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28 responses

  1. Bowl or wrap, it just looks delicious and I’d love to have it for my lunch today! I’m loving all these healthy recipes.

  2. What a lovely bowl full of flavor, Sue! And I’m sure it was quite filling too, always a good thing when you are counting calories or points.

  3. I’m going to put the few of the ingredients I don’t have on my shopping list and will make this. It’s right up my alley.

  4. I tried to join or follow your site, but now I need to sign up on some other place? I don’t understand? Why can’t I just follow you?

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  5. Hi Sue, I thought I had left a comment but I don’t see it so….I thought your dish looked wonderful. In fact, I made it for dinner tonight. It was so yummy! Great selection for Blogger CLUE!

  6. Looks great! Good choice and glad you liked it! We really enjoy how versatile it is. Very nice assigning the WW points. Happy Dishing.

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