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Saucy Chicken with Garbanzo Beans

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish 30 mins
Saucy Chicken with Garbanzo Beans
Ingredients
  • 1  pound  skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2  teaspoons  olive oil
  • 2  medium onions, chopped
  • 2  carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 15 - 16  ounce can  garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • 1 15  ounce can  no-salt-added tomato puree
  • 2  tablespoons  molasses
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  ounce  unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1  teaspoon  purchased garam masala or 1 teaspoon Homemade Garam Masala
  • 2  cups  hot cooked whole wheat couscous
Directions

1. In a large skillet, cook chicken in hot oil for 4 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove chicken from skillet; set aside.

2. Add onions, carrots, and garlic to skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add garbanzo beans, tomato puree, molasses, and salt to skillet. Return chicken to skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

3. Remove skillet from heat. Stir in chocolate and garam masala until combined. Serve over couscous.

From the Test KitchenHomemade Garam Masala:
  • In a medium skillet, combine 1 tablespoon cardamom seeds, 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns, 12 whole cloves, and a 3-inch-long piece stick cinnamon; cook over medium-low heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until aromatic, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Cool.
  • Place cinnamon in a resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Using a rolling pin or mallet, crush cinnamon. In a spice grinder or blender, combine all of the spices. Cover and grind or blend to a fine powder. Store spice blend in an airtight storage container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Makes about 1/4 cup.
Nutrition Facts (Saucy Chicken with Garbanzo Beans)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 507,
  • Fat, total (g) 8,
  • chol. (mg) 66,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 74,
  • fiber (g) 12,
  • pro. (g) 39,
  • sodium (mg) 596,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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