Apricot-Glazed Chicken Breasts with Almond Couscous

Apricot-Glazed Chicken Breasts with Almond Couscous

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

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

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.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
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.
How To
Working from center, pound chicken breast until slightly flattened.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 380
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 340mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 42g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 32g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.