Chicken with Pretzels and Couscous

Dinner can be done in 25 minutes when featuring quick-cooking chicken tenderloins rolled in a crunchy coating of peanuts and crushed pretzels.

2,563views
1 users rated this recipe an average rating of 5.0
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Bake: 10 mins to 15 mins 425°F
Rate me!


Chicken with Pretzels and Couscous
Ingredients
1
cup pretzel sticks
2/3
cup unsalted peanuts
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
1/2
cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
1
14 ounce chicken breast tenderloins
1/2
cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1
16 ounce package frozen sweet peppers and onion stir-fry vegetables
1/2
cup uncooked couscous
2
tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
1
tablespoon canola oil
1
Recipe Dipping sauce
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; coat with nonstick cooking spray; set pan aside. Place pretzels, 1/2 cup peanuts, and red pepper in food processor. Cover; process until coarsely ground; transfer to resealable plastic bag.
  2. Place egg product in shallow dish. Dip chicken tenderloins into egg product. Allowing excess egg product to drip off, transfer tenderloins, half at a time, to bag with crumb mixture. Seal bag; turn to coat chicken pieces. Arrange chicken in prepared pan. Bake chicken for 10 to 15 minutes or until no longer pink (170 degrees F).
  3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan combine broth and stir-fry vegetables. Bring to boiling. Stir in couscous; remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Chop remaining peanuts. Stir peanuts, rice vinegar, and oil into couscous mixture. Serve couscous mixture with chicken and dipping sauce. Makes 6 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen Tip:

If you do not have a food processor, place pretzels in a large resealable plastic bag; seal bag and finely crush pretzels using a rolling pin or meat mallet. Finely chop 1/2 cup of the peanuts and add to pretzel crumbs in bag.

Dipping Sauce
Ingredients
1/3
cup plain yogurt
2
tablespoons yellow mustard
2
teaspoons honey
Directions
  1. In a bowl combine yogurt, mustard, and honey.
Nutrition Facts (Chicken with Pretzels and Couscous)
    Per serving:
  • 336 kcal cal.,
  • 12 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 4 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 39 mg chol.,
  • 344 mg sodium,
  • 31 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 6 g sugar,
  • 26 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Your Comment:
close
X