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Southwest Chicken and Couscous

southwest chicken and couscous Entree Southwestern
Southwest Chicken and Couscous
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4

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

Updated November 5, 2008

Ingredients

  • 1
    cup frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry (from 1-lb bag)
  • 1/2
    cup 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
790mg
33%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
79g
26%
Dietary Fiber
11g
43%
Sugars
6g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
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 Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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