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Chicken Couscous

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  Nonstick spray coating 1
  Broiler fryer chicken 3 Pound, cut up and skinned (1 bird)
  Onions 2 Medium, coarsely chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Canned garbanzo beans 15 Ounce, drained and rinsed (1 can)
  Canned tomato puree 10 1⁄2 Ounce (1 can)
  Canned tomatoes 7 1⁄2 Ounce, cut up (1 can)
  Raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Bay leaves 2
  Cinnamon stick 6 Inch
  Chili powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fresh vegetables 4 Cup (64 tbs) (desired)
  Quick cooking couscous 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Spray a Dutch oven with nonstick coating.
Brown chicken pieces on one side for 7 minutes.
Turn chicken, then add onion and garlic.
Cook about 8 minutes more or till chicken is brown and onion is tender.
Stir in garbanzo beans, tomato puree, un-drained tomatoes, raisins, water, bay leaves, cinnamon, chili powder, ginger, and cumin.
Stir in vegetables.
Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
Cover and simmer about 30 minutes or till chicken and vegetables are tender.
Discard bay leaves and cinnamon.
Meanwhile, stir couscous into 1 cup boiling water.
Remove from the heat, then let stand for 3 to 4 minutes or just till liquid is absorbed.
To serve, mound couscous and chicken mixture on a serving platter.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Holiday, Healthy

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 2591 Calories from Fat 970

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 108 g165.5%

Saturated Fat 29.9 g149.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 510.3 mg170.1%

Sodium 1570.1 mg65.4%

Total Carbohydrates 248 g82.7%

Dietary Fiber 38.9 g155.6%

Sugars 65.4 g

Protein 168 g336.7%

Vitamin A 192.4% Vitamin C 121.2%

Calcium 47.9% Iron 90.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chicken Couscous Recipe