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Harvesttime Chicken with Couscous

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 3 hours


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


  • 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


  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.
  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; 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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