Spicy Chicken Couscous

serves 6 (serving size: 1 cup)


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1 pound chicken breast tenders, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon Jamaican jerk seasoning (such as Spice Islands)
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 (15.75-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 (10-ounce) box plain, uncooked couscous
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/3 cup dried sweet cherries
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons sliced almonds


Combine chicken and jerk seasoning in a zip-top plastic bag; seal and shake well. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes. Add broth; bring to a boil. Add couscous, raisins, and cherries; stir well. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Combine orange juice and next 5 ingredients (orange juice through nutmeg) in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Pour over chicken mixture. Top with onions, cilantro, and almonds.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 386
Caloriesfromfat 18 %
Fat 7.6 g
Satfat 1.1 g
Monofat 4.7 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 25.4 g
Carbohydrate 52 g
Fiber 3.8 g
Cholesterol 44 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 570 mg
Calcium 37 mg