Spicy Chicken and Snow Pea Skillet

Spicy Chicken and Snow Pea Skillet

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Chock-full of nutrients, snow peas shine in this 20-minute, harissa-sauced, one-pot meal that feeds the whole family. Harissa is a North African hot chile paste—use just a teaspoon if you prefer a mild flavor.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into ¾-inch pieces
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons harissa paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 12 ounces snow pea pods, trimmed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon
  • ⅓ cup snipped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved
  • ¼ cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 4 1-ounce slices French bread, toasted (optional)

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  1. In a medium bowl combine chicken, harissa paste and garlic; toss to coat. In a 12-inch skillet heat oil over medium-high. Add chicken; cook and stir until no longer pink. Remove from skillet.
  2. In skillet combine the cherry tomatoes, snow peas, garbanzo beans, chicken broth and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 5 minutes or until tomatoes are softened and pea pods are tender. Return chicken to skillet.
  3. Meanwhile, remove 1 teaspoon zest and squeeze 1 tablespoon juice from lemon. Stir lemon zest and juice, parsley and olives into chicken mixture. Top servings with yogurt and, if desired, serve with bread for dipping.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 cups
  • Per serving: 323 calories; 10 g fat(1 g sat); 7 g fiber; 23 g carbohydrates; 35 g protein; 69 mcg folate; 83 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 2,136 IU vitamin A; 73 mg vitamin C; 85 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 502 mg sodium; 827 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (122% daily value), Vitamin A (43% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 4 lean protein, 2 vegetable, 1 starch, ½ fat

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