A broiled entrée plus a simple-as-can-be side equals dinner for four in less half an hour!
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
teaspoon garlic powder
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
tablespoons apricot preserves
cup chicken broth
tablespoon butter or margarine
cup uncooked couscous
tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted if desired
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.
In small bowl, mix garlic powder, pepper and ground red pepper. Sprinkle on both sides of chicken; place on rack in pan.
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.
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.
To toast the almonds, cook them in an ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until they begin to brown, then stirring constantly until they're golden brown.
Working from center, pound chicken breast until slightly flattened.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.