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Spiced Chicken Thighs with Yogurt Sauce

Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs, about 1/4 cup yogurt mixture, and 1/2 cup couscous)
The yogurt sauce's cooling effect balances the heat of the spiced chicken thighs.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1 (6-ounce) carton plain fat-free yogurt
  • Cilantro sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 335
  • caloriesfromfat 31 %
  • fat 11.7 g
  • satfat 3.3 g
  • monofat 4.4 g
  • polyfat 2.7 g
  • protein 32.6 g
  • carbohydrate 22.5 g
  • fiber 1.5 g
  • cholesterol 100 mg
  • iron 2.2 mg
  • sodium 425 mg
  • calcium 111 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook couscous according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

  2. Combine cumin and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a bowl; stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle spice mixture over chicken. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done.

  3. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, chopped cilantro, garlic, and yogurt in a bowl, stirring well. Serve with chicken and couscous. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.