Southwest Chicken and Couscous

Southwest Chicken and Couscous

A home-cooked chicken dinner in a skillet can be on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

1
cup frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry (from 1-lb bag)
1/2
cup Green Giant™ Steamers™ Niblets® frozen corn
1/2
cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1
can (15 oz) black beans with cumin and chili spices, undrained
1
package (9 oz) frozen cooked southwest-seasoned chicken breast strips
2
cups water
1 1/2
cups uncooked couscous
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Spray 12-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add stir-fry vegetables to skillet; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender.
  2. Stir in corn, salsa, beans and frozen chicken. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is thoroughly heated (break up large pieces of chicken with spoon as mixture cooks).
  3. Meanwhile, heat water to boiling. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes.
  4. Fluff couscous with fork; spoon onto serving plates. Top with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with cilantro.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
If you don't have the stir-fry vegetables, use a combination of one or more colors of chopped bell peppers and onion to equal 1 cup.
Variation
For delicious handheld sandwiches, omit the couscous, spoon the chicken mixture onto flour tortillas and roll up.
Substitution
Use your choice of mild, medium or hot salsa to make this dish as mild or spicy as you like.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 470
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 3 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 790mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 79g
    • (Dietary Fiber 11g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 29g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 4 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 5;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.