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Spiced Chicken with Couscous

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces chicken, 3/4 cup couscous, and 2/3 cup sauce)
If you'd prefer, substitute the individual spices in the dish with 2 teaspoons of a preblended Asian spice.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup uncooked couscous
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken breast tenders
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

Nutrition Information

  • calories 360
  • caloriesfromfat 10 %
  • fat 4.1 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 2 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 32.9 g
  • carbohydrate 47.4 g
  • fiber 4.9 g
  • cholesterol 66 mg
  • iron 2.3 mg
  • sodium 471 mg
  • calcium 59 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan; gradually stir in couscous. Remove mixture from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes or until done. Fluff couscous with a fork.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, chopped onion, and minced garlic, and cook 3 minutes, stirring mixture frequently.

  3. Add broth and remaining ingredients to chicken mixture in pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer mixture, uncovered, 15 minutes. Serve with couscous.