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Black Beans, Couscous, and Curried Chicken

No recipe image available.Curried chicken, black beans and mixed veggies served over couscous.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (16-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon olive oil or other light cooking oil
1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 (16-ounce) package of frozen mixed vegetables, including cauliflower,carrots, and asparagus, thawed and drained*
1 teaspoon chicken flavor instant bullion
1 cup water
1 to 2 tablespoons curry powder, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon chicken-flavor instant bouillon
1 cup uncooked couscous
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium to high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Add vegetables, beans, 1 teaspoon bouillon, 1 cup water, curry, and cumin. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 8 to10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. While vegetables are cooking, combine, in a medium saucepan, 1 1/2 cups water, butter and 1 teaspoon bouillon; bring to a boil. Stir in couscous. Cover and remove from heat, and let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Before serving, fluff couscous with fork, then spoon onto platter. Top with chicken and vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with parsley.

Makes 6 servings.

*If this combination is not available, use individual packages of each vegetable or use another mixed vegetable combination, such as corn, peas, carrots, and lima beans.

Recipe provided courtesy Michigan Bean Commission.