Spiced Chicken with Couscous

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If you'd prefer, substitute the individual spices in the dish with 2 teaspoons of a preblended Asian spice.
4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces chicken, 3/4 cup couscous, and 2/3 cup sauce)


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1 cup water
3/4 cup uncooked couscous
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound chicken breast tenders
1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup raisins
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained


Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan; gradually stir in couscous. Remove mixture from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes or until done. Fluff couscous with a fork.

Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, chopped onion, and minced garlic, and cook 3 minutes, stirring mixture frequently.

Add broth and remaining ingredients to chicken mixture in pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer mixture, uncovered, 15 minutes. Serve with couscous.

Created date

March 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 360
Caloriesfromfat 10 %
Fat 4.1 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 32.9 g
Carbohydrate 47.4 g
Fiber 4.9 g
Cholesterol 66 mg
Iron 2.3 mg
Sodium 471 mg
Calcium 59 mg