Salsa Couscous Chicken

There will be no more complaints about plain old chicken! Fruit, nuts and spice make a honey of a main dish.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 4

Ingredients

3
cups hot cooked couscous or rice
1
tablespoon oil
1/4
cup coarsely chopped almonds
2
garlic cloves, minced
8
chicken thighs, skin removed
1
cup Old El Paso® Salsa
1/4 cup water
2
tablespoons dried currants or raisins
1
tablespoon honey
3/4
teaspoon cumin
1/2
teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Cook couscous as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add almonds; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from skillet; set aside.
  • 3 Add garlic and chicken to skillet; cook 4 to 5 minutes until chicken is browned, turning once.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine salsa and all remaining ingredients; mix well. Add to chicken. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally.
  • 5 Stir in almonds. Serve over couscous.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe
    Calories
    490
    (
    Calories from Fat
    170),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    19g
    19%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    100mg
    100%;
    Sodium
    540mg
    540%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    45g
    45%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    11g
    11%
    ),
    Protein
    34g
    34%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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