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Jolene Ketzenberger makes North African Chicken with Couscous and Penne with Sausage, Eggplant & Feta

We’re taking it back to Jolene Ketzenberger of Eat Drink Indy and The Signature Table’s newspaper days today! In case you don’t remember, she used to write a column called “Five in a Fix” fifteen years ago. In honor of that, today she made two of her highly-rated recipes, North African Chicken and Couscous and Penne with Sausage, Eggplant & Feta.

Penne with Sausage, Eggplant & Feta (Serves 4)


  • 4 1/2 cups cubed, peeled eggplant (about 1 pound)
  • 1/2 pound bulk pork breakfast sausage
  • 4 garlic cloves., minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 6 cups hot, cooked penne (about 10 ounces uncooked)
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  • Cook eggplant, sausage and garlic in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until sausage is browned and eggplant is tender. Add tomato paste, oregano, pepper and tomatoes; cook over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Place pasta in large bowl. Add tomato mixture, cheese and parsley; toss well.

Adapted from Cooking Light Cook’s Essential Recipe Collection

North African Chicken & Couscous (Serves 6)


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked couscous
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup thawed orange juice concentrate, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups cooked boneless chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 cups chopped, peeled cucumber
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley


  • Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan, and gradually stir in couscous and raisins. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.
  • Combine orange juice and next six ingredients; stir well with whisk.
  • Combine couscous mixture, juice mixture, chicken and next four ingredients. Toss well and serve warm.

Adapted from Cooking Light Cook’s Essential Recipe Collection

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