Harvest Time Chicken with Couscous Recipe
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Harvest Time Chicken with Couscous Recipe

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Even on busy days, I can start this chicken in a slow cooker and still get to work on time. When I come home, I add spinach salad and crescent rolls. —Heidi Rudolph, Oregon, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1-1/4 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup peach or mango salsa
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups chicken mixture with 1/2 cup couscous: 351 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 699mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 7g fiber), 30g protein.


  1. In a 4-qt. slow cooker, layer sweet potatoes, red pepper and chicken breasts. In a small bowl, mix tomatoes, salsa, raisins and seasonings; pour over chicken. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until sweet potatoes and chicken are tender.
  2. About 10 minutes before serving, prepare couscous. In a small saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
  3. Remove chicken from slow cooker; coarsely shred with two forks. Return chicken to slow cooker, stirring gently to combine. Serve with couscous.
  4. Freeze option: Place cooled chicken mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, stirring gently and adding a little broth or water if necessary. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Harvest Time Chicken with Couscous in Simple & Delicious October/November 2015

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curlylis85 User ID: 3166950 235622
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"The spices are tasty with the chicken and vegetables. Simple preparation and a nice all-in-one dinner."

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