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 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

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.

Expert Tips

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.

For delicious handheld sandwiches, omit the couscous, spoon the chicken mixture onto flour tortillas and roll up.

Use your choice of mild, medium or hot salsa to make this dish as mild or spicy as you like.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
790mg
790%;
Total Carbohydrate
79g
79%
(Dietary Fiber
11g
11%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
20%;
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.