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Salsa Couscous Chicken

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  11 reviews
  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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There will be no more complaints about plain old chicken! Fruit, nuts and spice make a honey of a main dish.

Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Ellie Mathews
Seattle, Washington

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

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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
29%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
540mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
11g
11%
Protein
34g
34%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
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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