Spicy Orange Chicken With Cucumber Couscous

Spicy Orange Chicken With Cucumber Couscous
José Picayo
The couscous salad and orange sauce can be made up to 1 day in advance.

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Serves 4
preparation
20
minutes
cooking
25
minutes

Ingredients

1
cup
couscous
4
tablespoons
olive oil
4
6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
kosher salt and black pepper
1/2
English cucumber, chopped
1/4
cup
chopped dried cherries
1/4
cup chopped
fresh flat-leaf parsley
1
tablespoon
red wine vinegar
1/4
cup
orange marmalade
2
tablespoons
fresh orange juice
1/4
teaspoon
crushed red pepper

Directions

  1. Cook the couscous according to the package directions. Spread on a plate and let cool.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken with ¼ teaspoon each salt and black pepper and cook until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes per side.
  3. Transfer the couscous to a medium bowl and gently toss with the cucumber, cherries, parsley, vinegar, 2 tablespoons of the remaining oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and black pepper.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the marmalade, orange juice, crushed red pepper, the remaining tablespoon of oil, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Serve the chicken with the couscous salad and drizzle with the marmalade sauce.

 

Dawn Perry
October 2012

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 559
  • Fat 18 g
  • Sat Fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 94 mg
  • Sodium 451 mg
  • Protein 42 g
  • Carbohydrate 57 g
  • Sugar 19 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Iron 3 mg
  • Calcium 49 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.