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Apricot-Glazed Chicken Breasts with Almond Couscous

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4

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

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • 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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
6g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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