15 Minute Meal Kit

Kroger Health Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken Couscous with Pears

stovetop cooking

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 4 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check recipe cards and ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    ¾ cup Pearl Couscous
  • Info
    1 oz. Garlic & Herb Cheese Spread
  • 6 Chive Sprigs
  • 1 fl. oz. Apple Cider
  • 1 Bosc Pear
  • 5 oz. Baby Spinach
  • Info
    1 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • ½ tsp. Citrus Mojo Rub
  • 1 Lemon
  • 12 oz. Ground Chicken

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    599
  • Carbohydrates
    65g
  • Fat
    16g
  • Protein
    49g
  • Sodium
    471mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

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
  1. 1

    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. Mince chives. Tear spinach into smaller pieces.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

    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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