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Chicken Bulgur Skillet

This recipe was passed on to me by a friend. I've altered it slightly to suit our tastes. We like it with a fresh green salad. —Leann Hilmer, Sylvan Grove, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 cups bulgur
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, cook and stir the carrots, onion, nuts, caraway seeds and cumin until onion starts to brown, 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir in bulgur. Gradually add broth; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; add the raisins, salt, cinnamon and chicken. Cover and simmer until bulgur is tender, 12-15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 412 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 561mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 12g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • Leon
    Jan 20, 2021

    Everyone in the house enjoyed the recipe

  • banazer
    Mar 24, 2019

    good recipe

  • Loretta
    Feb 5, 2019

    Very easy to make and yummy! Each bite had an amazing flavor. Served in a bowl

  • WalterWhite
    Aug 5, 2016

    I loved this and so easy to prepare! I used sliced pecans instead of walnuts because that's what I had in pantry. Served with Mae Ploy sauce. Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  • Kris Countryman
    May 29, 2013

    I made this just as suggested and it was wonderful. It was very easy and so tasty. I really loved this one.

  • Chaibeca
    Apr 13, 2013

    Delicious, easy and low in Carbs

  • scrapbookmeister
    Feb 7, 2013

    I'm trying to include more grains and less potatoes/pasta in our meals. I had purchased bulgur and gotten chicken out of the freezer for dinner. I searched for someway to use them together and found this recipe. It was easy to make as a week night meal and I paired it with steamed broccoli. I doubled the cumin and cinnamon because we love cumin and such a small amount of cinnamon would have little impact. I also used currents instead of raisins and increased the amount to about 1/4 cup. My 11 year old enjoyed it...said it reminded her of the flavors of oatmeal. I reheated leftovers for lunch, which worked well. But I also think you could eat it as a cold salad.Bulgur should be with the grains in the grocery store. Trader Joes carries it now (that's what I used) and it should be readily available in a natural foods store as well. It may be labled "bulgur wheat".

  • cee-jay
    Nov 23, 2012

    I second patriciasfrick's question.What is bulgur and where (what part of grocery store) do you find it?

  • JillAndLea
    May 31, 2011

    Delicious and easy to prepare meal! I love new ways to prepare bulgur and this is now a favorite for my family.

  • patriciasfrick
    Jul 29, 2008

    What is bulgur and where (what part of grocery store) do you find it?