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North African Chicken and Couscous

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 2 cups)

Ingredients

  • 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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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

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