North African Chicken and Couscous

North African Chicken and Couscous Recipe


6 servings (serving size: 2 cups)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 332
Caloriesfromfat 18 %
Fat 6.6 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 3.9 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 19.6 g
Carbohydrate 51.2 g
Fiber 3.3 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Iron 2.8 mg
Sodium 498 mg
Calcium 51 mg


2 cups water
1 1/2 cups uncooked couscous
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup thawed orange juice concentrate, undiluted
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups chopped ready-to-eat roasted skinned, boned chicken breasts (about 3 breasts)
2 cups chopped peeled cucumber
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Sliced green onions (optional)


Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan, and gradually stir in couscous and raisins. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Combine orange juice and next 6 ingredients (orange juice through black pepper); stir well with a whisk.

Combine the couscous mixture, juice mixture, chicken, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl, and toss well. Garnish with green onions, if desired.