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Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Seattle, Washington

Salsa Couscous Chicken

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

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  • 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

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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.

Nutritional information

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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.