Sounded better than it tasted. The sauce was just odd. All I could taste was the cilantro. The couscous didn't work for me either. Guess I'm just not a fan of the combination. Won't make again.
Spiced Chicken Thighs with Yogurt Sauce
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
The yogurt sauce's cooling effect balances the heat of the spiced chicken thighs.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs, about 1/4 cup yogurt mixture, and 1/2 cup couscous)
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 335
- Calories from fat: 31%
- Fat: 11.7g
- Saturated fat: 3.3g
- Monounsaturated fat: 4.4g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2.7g
- Protein: 32.6g
- Carbohydrate: 22.5g
- Fiber: 1.5g
- Cholesterol: 100mg
- Iron: 2.2mg
- Sodium: 425mg
- Calcium: 111mg
- 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)
- Cook couscous according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
- 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.
- 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.
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