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Harvesttime Chicken with Couscous

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 3 hours

Makes

6 servings

Even on busy days, I can start this chicken in the slow cooker and still get to work on time. When I come home, I whip up a spinach salad and crescent rolls to round out the menu. —Heidi Rudolph, Oregon, Illinois
Harvesttime Chicken with Couscous Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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
  • COUSCOUS:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous

Directions

  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 2 forks. Return chicken to slow cooker, stirring gently to combine. Serve with couscous.

Can you freeze Harvesttime Chicken with Couscous?

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; add a little broth or water if necessary.

Nutrition 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.

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