Apricot-Glazed Chicken Breasts with Almond Couscous

A broiled entrée plus a simple-as-can-be side equals dinner for four in under half an hour!

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4

Ingredients

Chicken

4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
tablespoons apricot preserves

Couscous

1
cup chicken broth
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1
cup uncooked couscous
2
tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted if desired
  • 1 Set oven control to broil. Spray rack in broiler pan with cooking spray. To flatten each chicken breast, place between 2 pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Working from center, gently pound chicken with rolling pin or flat side of meat mallet until 1/4 inch thick.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix garlic powder, pepper and ground red pepper. Sprinkle on both sides of chicken; place on rack in pan.
  • 3 Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat 5 to 7 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Brush with half of apricot preserves; broil 1 minute longer or until preserves are bubbly. Brush with remaining preserves before serving.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat broth and butter to boiling. Stir in couscous and almonds. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with fork before serving with glazed chicken.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    380
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    75mg
    75%;
    Sodium
    340mg
    340%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    42g
    42%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    32g
    32%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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