Greek-Style Chicken Skillet
(BlackDoctor.org) — Skillet dinners are a great way to provide a complete meal in a short amount of time to your family. This Greek-inspired dish borrows flavors from the Mediterranean region, specifically olive oil, garlic, tomato, and feta to dress up chicken breasts that are ready to eat in only 40 minutes. Couscous is wickedly quick to make and a healthy whole grain; you can use pasta or rice if you’re out of couscous.
Prep Time: 40 minutes
– • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 pounds total)
– • Salt and ground black pepper
– • 1 tablespoon olive oil or cooking oil
– • 1-1/2 cups sliced zucchini (1 medium)
– • 3/4 cup chopped green sweet pepper (1 medium)
– • 1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings
– • 2 cloves garlic, minced
– • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
– • 1/4 cup water
– • 1 10.75-ounce can condensed tomato soup
– • 2 cups hot cooked couscous*
– • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (2 ounces)
– • Lemon wedges–
1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and black pepper. In a 12-inch skillet cook chicken in hot oil over medium heat for 12 to 15 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken registers 170F on an instant-read thermometer, turning once. Remove chicken from skillet; keep warm.
2. Add zucchini, sweet pepper, onion, garlic, and the 1/8 teaspoon black pepper to skillet. Add the water; reduce heat. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring once or twice. Stir in soup. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes more, stirring once.
3. To serve, divide couscous among dinner plates. Place chicken on couscous. Spoon vegetable mixture over chicken and couscous. Sprinkle with feta cheese and serve with lemon wedges. Makes 4 servings.
4. *Note: For 2 cups cooked couscous, in a 1-quart saucepan bring 1 cup water and a dash of salt to boiling. Stir in 2/3 cup quick-cooking couscous. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.