Simple Sesame Chicken with Couscous

I created this dish after my three kids tried Chinese takeout and asked for more. To make things easy for myself, I typically use a rotisserie chicken from the deli.

Simple Sesame Chicken with Couscous

Average Rating: 4.666666

TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
YIELD: 4 servings.


  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup reduced-fat Asian toasted sesame salad dressing, divided
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Chopped peanuts, optional


  • 1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5-10 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
  • 2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add coleslaw mix; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or just until tender. Add green onions, 2 tablespoons dressing and couscous; heat through. Remove couscous from pan; keep warm.
  • 3. In same skillet, add chicken and remaining dressing; cook and stir over medium heat until heated through. Serve over couscous; top with cilantro and, if desired, peanuts.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup couscous with 1/2 cup chicken mixture (calculated without peanuts): 320 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 442mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 26g protein.
Diabetic Exchanges:
3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.