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Chicken 'n' Sweet Potato Stew

 Chicken 'n' Sweet Potato Stew
Are you tired of the same old dinnertime fare? Then spice it up with a Malaysian-inspired chicken stew. Served on a bed of couscous, this recipe for two is as good as it gets. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 2/3 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed peeled sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons light coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro


  • In a large skillet, saute the chicken, ginger and garlic in oil until
  • chicken juices run clear. Add the onion, pepper and seasonings;
  • saute 4-5 minutes longer. Add sweet potatoes and broth. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until

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Chicken 'n' Sweet Potato Stew (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring water and orange juice
  • concentrate to a boil. Stir in couscous. Cover and remove from the
  • heat; let stand for 5-10 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff
  • with a fork.
  • Combine cornstarch and coconut milk until smooth. Stir into chicken
  • mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • thickened. Stir in cilantro. Serve with couscous. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cups chicken mixture with 1 cup couscous equals 578 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 345 mg sodium, 75 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 41 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.