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Salsa Couscous Chicken

This recipe was the grand prize winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 1998

There will be no more complaints about plain old chicken! Fruit, nuts and spice make a honey of a main dish.

This recipe was the grand prize winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 1998.

Recipe courtesy of Pillsbury.

Every other winning recipe from the Pillsbury Bake-Off.

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups hot cooked couscous or rice
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 Cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 1 Cup Old El Paso Salsa
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons dried currants or raisins
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 3/4 Teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

Cook couscous as directed on package.

Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add almonds; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from skillet; set aside.

Add garlic and chicken to skillet; cook 4 to 5 minutes until chicken is browned, turning once.

In small bowl, combine salsa and all remaining ingredients; mix well. Add to chicken. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally.

Stir in almonds. Serve over couscous.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving1237
Total Fat58g90%
Sugar11gN/A
Saturated14g71%
Cholesterol292mg97%
Protein68g100%
Carbs108g36%
Vitamin A85µg9%
Vitamin B122µg31%
Vitamin B61mg70%
Vitamin C2mg3%
Vitamin D0.3µg0.1%
Vitamin E5mg24%
Vitamin K12µg15%
Calcium110mg11%
Fiber8g34%
Folate (food)76µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)76µg19%
Iron5mg26%
Magnesium123mg31%
Monounsaturated26gN/A
Niacin (B3)19mg94%
Phosphorus630mg90%
Polyunsaturated13gN/A
Potassium1146mg33%
Riboflavin (B2)0.7mg39.6%
Sodium722mg30%
Sugars, added4gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.5mg34.7%
Trans0.3gN/A
Zinc5mg36%