Spiced Chicken with Couscous Pilaf

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Spiced Chicken with Couscous Pilaf Recipe
Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 1 cup couscous mixture)


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2 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup uncooked couscous
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 cup frozen whole-kernel corn
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
Cilantro sprigs (optional)


Combine first 7 ingredients in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken in paprika mixture.

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, and cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove the chicken from pan. Keep warm.

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in couscous and broth; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in corn; cover, and let stand 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in the minced cilantro and lime juice. Serve with the chicken. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

Created date

April 2001

Nutritional Information

Calories 398
Caloriesfromfat 18 %
Fat 8 g
Satfat 1.3 g
Monofat 4.7 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 34.5 g
Carbohydrate 46.5 g
Fiber 4.1 g
Cholesterol 66 mg
Iron 2.6 mg
Sodium 642 mg
Calcium 48 mg