Kroger Health Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken Couscous with Pears
Prep & Cook Time:25-35 min.
Cook Within:4 days
Spice Level:Not Spicy
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You Will Need
Large Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
Seafood 145° F |
Chicken 165° F |
Ground Beef 160° F |
Ground Turkey 165° F |
Ground Pork 160° F
Cook Couscous and Prepare Ingredients
Once water in medium pot is boiling, add couscous and cook until soft, 9-10 minutes.
Reserve ½ cup couscous cooking water, then drain couscous.
While couscous cooks, halve pear lengthwise, core, and cut into 1/8" slices.
Halve lemon lengthwise. Cut one half into wedges and juice the other half.
Tear spinach into smaller pieces.
Cook the Pear
Place a small pot over medium heat.
Add pear slices, 2 Tbsp. water, and apple cider to hot pot. Bring to a simmer
Once simmering, cover, and cook until pears are soft, 3-5 minutes.
Uncover, and continue cooking until water has almost evaporated, 3-4 minutes.
Remove from burner. Cover and set aside.
Cook the Chicken
Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
Add ground chicken and a pinch of salt to hot pan. Break up meat until no pink remains and chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 7-9 minutes.
Finish the Dish
Add cream cheese, cheese spread, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, seasoning blend, and ¼ cup couscous cooking water to hot pan. Stir constantly until cheeses are melted, 2-3 minutes.
Stir in cooked couscous and chives until combined.
Add spinach and stir constantly until wilted, 1-2 minutes.
Remove from burner.
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, squeezing lemon wedge over bowl to taste. Serve cooked pears on side. Bon appétit!
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