Chicken Bulgur Skillet Recipe
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Chicken Bulgur Skillet Recipe

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"This recipe was passed on to me by a friend. I've altered it slightly to suit our tastes," Leann Hilmer from Sylvan Grove, Kansas says of the simple skillet supper. "We like it with a fresh green salad."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 cups bulgur
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 412 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 561mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 12g fiber), 36g protein.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, cook and stir the carrots, onion, nuts, caraway seeds and cumin for 3-4 minutes or until onion starts to brown.
  2. Stir in bulgur. Gradually add broth; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; add the raisins, salt, cinnamon and chicken. Cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until bulgur is tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Bulgur Skillet in Light & Tasty June/July 2005, p59

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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WalterWhite User ID: 8526760 252248
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2016

"I loved this and so easy to prepare! I used sliced pecans instead of walnuts because that's what I had in pantry. Served with Mae Ploy sauce. Yummy! Thanks for sharing!"

Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 120298
Reviewed May. 29, 2013

"I made this just as suggested and it was wonderful. It was very easy and so tasty. I really loved this one."

Chaibeca User ID: 7222901 138233
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"Delicious, easy and low in Carbs"

scrapbookmeister User ID: 7126195 123499
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"I'm trying to include more grains and less potatoes/pasta in our meals. I had purchased bulgur and gotten chicken out of the freezer for dinner. I searched for someway to use them together and found this recipe. It was easy to make as a week night meal and I paired it with steamed broccoli. I doubled the cumin and cinnamon because we love cumin and such a small amount of cinnamon would have little impact. I also used currents instead of raisins and increased the amount to about 1/4 cup. My 11 year old enjoyed it...said it reminded her of the flavors of oatmeal. I reheated leftovers for lunch, which worked well. But I also think you could eat it as a cold salad.

Bulgur should be with the grains in the grocery store. Trader Joes carries it now (that's what I used) and it should be readily available in a natural foods store as well. It may be labled "bulgur wheat"."

cee-jay User ID: 1579946 145072
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"I second patriciasfrick's question.

What is bulgur and where (what part of grocery store) do you find it?"

JillAndLea User ID: 1675407 138293
Reviewed May. 31, 2011

"Delicious and easy to prepare meal! I love new ways to prepare bulgur and this is now a favorite for my family."

patriciasfrick User ID: 1561943 123494
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2008

"What is bulgur and where (what part of grocery store) do you find it?"

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