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Chicken With Peppers, Broccolini, and Basil

John Kernick
Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup couscous, 3/4 cup chicken mixture, and 1/4 of broccolini)
This easy chicken one-dish meal features stir-fried chicken served alongside steamed broccolini and whole wheat couscous.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound broccolini, stems trimmed
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat couscous
  • 3 teaspoons peanut oil, divided
  • 2 large red bell peppers, cut into 1/4-inch pieces, divided
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, divided
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn and divided
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 449
  • fat 11 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 5 g
  • polyfat 2 g
  • protein 37 g
  • carbohydrate 53 g
  • fiber 10 g
  • cholesterol 67 mg
  • iron 4 mg
  • sodium 163 mg
  • calcium 184 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add broccolini; cook 3 minutes or until tender. Add 2 cups cooking water and couscous to bowl; cover and let stand 15 minutes. Drain broccolini; transfer to plate.

  2. Place wok or large skillet over medium-high heat; add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil. Cook pepper, onion, and garlic, stirring, 4 minutes. Transfer to bowl; cover.

  3. Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to wok; cook chicken 4 minutes, stirring, or until almost cooked through. Add 1 tablespoon vinegar; cook 1 minute more or until chicken is cooked through.

  4. Uncover couscous; stir in remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar and half of basil.

  5. Top platter with peppers, chicken, broccolini, almonds, and remaining basil. Serve with couscous.

Cook's Notes

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