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Couscous with Chicken and Root Vegetables

Oxmoor House
Hands-On time 22 mins
Total time 32 mins
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: 1 cup)
This tasty dish combines chicken, an assortment of the best root vegetables, and an aromatic broth to create an amazing stew served over couscous.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups diced peeled turnips (about 2 small)
  • 1 cup chopped carrot (about 3 medium)
  • 1/4 cup diced parsnip
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3 cups hot cooked couscous
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Nutrition Information

  • calories 310
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 3.6 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 1.9 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 19.1 g
  • carbohydrate 52 g
  • fiber 5.9 g
  • cholesterol 33 mg
  • iron 2.4 mg
  • sodium 555 mg
  • calcium 77 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in salt and next 5 ingredients (through cinnamon sticks); cook 30 seconds. Stir in tomato paste. Stir in chicken broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Stir in chicken and next 3 ingredients (through parsnip). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Stir in raisins, and cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender and chicken is done. Discard cinnamon sticks.

  2. Spoon 1/2 cup couscous into each of 6 bowls. Ladle 1 cup stew evenly over couscous. Sprinkle with parsley.

  3. Tip: Do yourself a favor and prep all your ingredients first. It saves so much time and makes the recipe come together in a snap.

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