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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 326.4
  • Total Fat: 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 49.3 mg
  • Sodium: 427.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 27.0 g

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Chicken and Couscous Skillet

Submitted by: GVMEMOMENT
Chicken and Couscous Skillet

Introduction

Other veggies, like broccoli, corn or peas would make a great addition to this easy meal. Make any substitutions to fit your family's taste. Other veggies, like broccoli, corn or peas would make a great addition to this easy meal. Make any substitutions to fit your family's taste.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 medium onion, chopped
    1/4 cup carrots, chopped
    2 tbsp minced garlic
    4 tsp olive oil
    3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
    14oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
    1 cup low sodium chicken broth
    1 cup uncooked couscous
    Red pepper flakes to taste
    Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
Saute' onions, garlic, and carrots along with red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper until tender.
Add chicken and saute' until cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.
Add tomatoes with juice and chicken broth, bring to a bubble.
Stir in couscous and turn heat to low.
Simmer covered for 5-8 minutes or until couscous is cooked and liquid is absorbed.
Fluff and serve immediately.
Also great served with a sprinkle of feta cheese on top!


Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GVMEMOMENT.






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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Woo!! Big Hit!! I added 1 red Bell pepper, a can of corn, 1/4 cup of pignoli nuts, 1 tsp cunin and 1/2 tsp curry to the recipe and DH LOVED IT!! So did I, but I tried to stay low key and soak up the kudos. :) I'm making this again, no question! - 1/28/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this using Near East's Toasted Pinenut couscous and I found it really brought out the flavor of the cumin and curry that I used. I don't know what it does to the nutrition info, but it tasted great! - 7/19/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    In my opinion it needs a little more liquid but it's quite good and very adaptable! I've used shallots and celery instead of onions; mushroom-flavored couscous mix (plain is better). Using a rotisserie chicken from the grocery makes it extra fast and easy. - 3/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night.
    I really enjoyed it, thanks!
    I also added some green pepper.
    It was YUMMY!
    I can't wait for leftovers today! - 2/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used pork, added a touch of cumin and curry, but otherwise went by the recipe and IT WAS WONDERFUL! - 12/2/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Glad to have found this recipe. Add Fennel seed and saffron and you have Couscous Paella.

    Substitute the chicken with scallops and shrimp for Seafood Couscous Paella. - 6/1/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very filling! I am new to couscous, but I really enjoy it. I hope the leftovers are good too! I will have to try different add ins next time. - 1/23/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    made this last night - husband really liked it. We are looking for alternatives to rice & pasta and this hit the mark, plus so easy since it's a one-pan meal. I especially like the red pepper! Made a salad to go with it. Great! - 1/21/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was pretty good, but it had a REALLY strong tomato flavor. Next time, I might cut down the tomatoes or add a different vegetable to it. - 1/16/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was pretty good! :) I added mushrooms, corn, broccoli and water chestnuts. - 1/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a family favorite with us -- we have it all the time and we love it! It's so easy and quick, and can usually be made with what we have on hand (no extra trips to the store!). Yummy! - 5/25/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i really enjoyed it and used the birdseye mixed veggie packet and replaced the red pepper flakes with curry.... it worked realy well! - 3/22/07

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  • I really enjoyed this dish. Served it over cauliflower.
    My picky eater added a little bit of shredded cheese and ate it up. - 1/15/14

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  • Very good! I used leftover couscous and leftover chicken. Also added some diced celery to up the veggies. Didn't have feta cheese but did add some shredded cheese. Everyone liked it!! Thanks!! - 1/10/13

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  • Great recipe , was a hit at my house. We will be making this again. - 1/9/13

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  • As is, it just tasted like the canned tomatoes. I used fresh tomatoes and added an extra 1/4 cup of broth. This time it was really good, thanks for the recipe! - 11/11/12

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  • Loved it! I went a bit overboard with the red pepper flakes but it is still great. Even my husband who claims he does not eat couscous (doesn't like the texture) ate it. and it is so easy to make! I used broccoli. Next time I'll also add chopped bell pepper for more veggies. - 10/25/12

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  • Made the recipe exactly as given and loved it. Will use again. Thanks for sharing it.
    - 7/30/12

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  • My sister made this and brought it over for dinner. It was great everyone enjoyed it. Thanks - 7/30/12

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  • So quick and easy - I also use shrimp sometimes. - 4/4/12

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  • This is really good! I will definitely make it again! - 3/7/12

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  • Made it tonight! It was a hit! We have 3 students from Asia and they all liked it. They even took seconds! - 1/24/12

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  • I accidentally used quinoa instead of couscous and it was still delicious! Thanks! - 1/24/12

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  • This was amazing! Great recipe! :) - 11/3/11

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  • Loved It - 7/19/11

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  • I added mushrooms,asparagus and broccoli...Also, I topped with chopped avocado instead of cheese... - 7/11/11

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  • sounds good! making it tonight! - 7/11/11

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  • Made it just the way the recipe was written...using canned tomatoes that also contained green chilis & cilantro. Shook in some dried basil & parsley, and added chopped celery & olives. Sprinkled w/ asiago cheese (didn't have feta in frig.). - 7/5/11

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  • This was a great basic recipe. I added fresh mushrooms this time and next time I will add bell pepper also. My picky teenager loved it....both he and DH went back for seconds. Very good. - 5/15/11

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  • Very easy to make, I used breast from a grocery rotisserie chicken to save even more time. No onion, because I didn't have one but used a couple handfuls of frozen mixed veggies and wow, even my picky 11 year old loved it! - 4/2/11

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  • I used asparagus and mushrooms instead of the carrots, and water instead of the chicken broth. Very good! Will definitely make again! - 3/31/11

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  • My family loved this! I doubled it thinking it wouldn't be enough, boy was I wrong. I made it as recommended but I did add broccoli. Everyone asked me to make this again. - 2/2/11

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  • a little too much couscous, but otherwise yummy. - 1/21/11

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  • Yummy! Made it with Rotels and it was very spicy. I also doubled it, so that I could freeze some for lunches. I love couscous. - 4/18/10

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  • Fantastic recipe! I made it for dinner this weekend and can't wait for the leftovers today. - 6/8/09

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  • This looks like a keeper. I'll try other veggies too. - 6/1/09

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  • Love it. Very easy to make; one dish meal. Those are my favorite kinds. - 5/26/09

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  • Sounds yummy! I'm printing it out now and will try it this week. - 1/20/09

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  • I love the ideas/variations that other members have listed! I'm going to make this one today! - 1/20/09

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  • the kids love couscous. I can't wait to try this one - 1/20/09

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  • im going to try this with quinoa....
    sounds great! - 1/11/09

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  • My whole family liked it very much. - 5/20/08

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  • I used rotel diced tomato and whole wheat couscous. Loved it. - 5/7/08

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  • This is one of my favorites - 4/8/08

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  • Made it twice do far...
    Healthy and cheap - 2/27/08

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  • I am going to try this is looks yummy - 2/26/08

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  • I LOVED this recipe!!! It was very flavorful, delicious and very easy to make! Yummy! - 2/12/08

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  • Very Very yummy!! Quick & Easy to make, I will definitely make this again!!!! - 2/8/08

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  • I substituted a can of Rotel tomatoes for the diced tomatoes to give it another kick! Wonderful, quick recipe! - 1/28/08

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  • Love the one-dish dinners. Very tasty! - 1/7/08

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  • I'm going to try with Hodgson Mills Whole Wheat couscous w/Soy protein and flax seed meal. - 8/8/07

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  • This stuff was AWESOME! I made it tonight, and basically the whole family loved it (except the 6yr old, the picky one - she just picked the chicken out LOL) THANK YOU~! I printed the recipe and will definitely be making that one again! - 5/13/07

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  • This was amazing! I put green beans in it and left out the carrots, and also added some rosemary and a bit of cumin for a smoky flavor. I just hope it keeps well. - 5/3/07

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  • I am going to try - 3/18/07

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  • Delicious!! - 3/13/07

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