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Nutrition Facts

Calories 425
  Calories from Fat 82 (19%)
(14%)Total Fat 9g
(6%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(25%)Cholesterol 76mg
(66%)Sodium 1574mg
(23%)Potassium 799mg
Total Carbohydrate 50g
(18%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(70%)Protein 35g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Southwest Chicken Piccata with Peppered Couscous


  • 4 chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless

  • 3 Tbs flour

  • 1 tsp garlic salt

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • 1/8 tsp pepper

  • 4 tsp vegetable oil, divided

  • 3/4 cup chicken broth

  • 2 tsp jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced

  • 1 Tbs cilantro, thinly sliced

  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh lime juice

  • Peppered Couscous1 cup uncooked couscous

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 cup sweet red pepper, julienned

  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels

  • 1 tsp jalapeño pepper, minced

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp seasoned pepper blend

  • 2 Tbs cilantro sprigs

  • Lime slices

Minced jalapeños bring a nice bit of heat to both the chicken and the couscous.


  • In large sealable plastic bag, place chicken and pound to 1/4-inch thickness.
  • On plate, mix together flour, garlic salt, cumin, and pepper. Dip chicken in flour mixture, turning to coat.
  • In large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil.
  • Add two breast halves and cook about 5 minutes or until lightly browned and fork can be inserted into chicken with ease.
  • Remove chicken from pan and keep warm.
  • Wipe pan clean and repeat with remaining oil and chicken. To frying pan, add chicken broth and jalapeño pepper; bring to a boil, stirring to loosen brown bits.
  • Cook about 3 minutes to reduce by half, remove from heat and stir in cilantro and lime juice.
  • Peppered Couscous:In small saucepan, mix together chicken broth, frozen corn kernels, sweet red pepper, jalapeño pepper, pepper blend, and salt.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in uncooked couscous.
  • Remove from heat, cover and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Stir in thinly sliced cilantro.
  • Place couscous on serving dish and arrange chicken on top. Spoon sauce over chicken and garnish with cilantro sprigs and lime slices.

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