Friday, October 9, 2015

This and That....About A Tasty Friday Night Skillet Meal!

I know, I know....I had promised in my last post that I would be starting a series on my favorite authors in my next post. And, I promise that is coming soon. But, I got inspired with dinner tonight and decided to do a quick post on this delicious, filling and super simple skillet meal that I prepared for Mr.thisandthat and myself. Tender chicken and delicious veggies mixed with whole wheat couscous make for yummy Friday Night Fare!

I began by boiling 2/3 cups of water and adding 1/2 cup of whole wheat couscous. This whole process took about five minutes! I don't add salt to anything due to health reasons, so for flavoring I added onion powder, a few shakes of bottled "no salt" Italian seasoning and a dash of black pepper. I added these spices to the water before bringing it to a boil. That added flavor to the couscous once it was added to the boiling water. If you've never made couscous before, you will enjoy how quick the whole process is. The water boils quickly and you remove the pan from the heat after adding the couscous. Wait a few minutes and fluff. 

I began the skillet portion of the meal by chopping 1/2 of a sweet onion and browning it in the skillet in a small amount of olive oil. I then added about 12 halved grape tomatoes, 1 small can of chicken (drained and rinsed to remove sodium) and 1 small can of no sodium whole kernel corn. After all the veggies were softened, I added the couscous and voila...dinner was ready!

Of course, if you don't have issues with sodium you will probably want to add some salt and/or use regular canned corn and chicken. However, the spices, onion and tomato add great flavor to this dish without the salt in my opinion. 

So that's it for my simple but tasty Friday night skillet meal. It's pretty on the plate and filling and yummy for your tummy! I hope your weekend is off to a great start....and I promise favorite authors is coming soon!

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