Thursday, April 7, 2011

Something Delicious This Way Comes...

So earlier this week I made one of my all time favorite recipes.  It's quick, easy, delicious, and really good for you.  So, without further ado:

Spicy Chicken Couscous

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1" cubes
1 tbs. Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
1 tsp. vegetable oil
1 can (15.75 oz) Chicken broth
1 box (10 oz.) plain Couscous
1/3 cup dried sweet cherries
1/3 cup golden raisins

1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
2 tbs. sliced almonds

The Ingredients
First, combine chicken and jerk seasoning in a Ziploc bag (or bowl) and toss until covered evenly in the seasoning. 

Coat the chicken evenly with the jerk seasoning.

Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over med-high heat.  Add chicken; cook 3 minutes. Just like this:

The chicken should be 3/4 of the way done before you add the broth.

Add chicken broth and bring to a boil.  Add couscous, raisins, and cherries; stir well. 

The couscous cooks while the covered skillet rests for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine orange juice, and next 5 ingredients (through nutmeg) in a bowl.  Stir with a whisk.  Fluff couscous with a fork, pour orange juice mix over couscous and toss to combine.

My husband thought I should be in the picture.
Top with cilantro, green onions and almonds.  Enjoy!

I served it with asparagus. Yum!

So delicious!

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, YUMMO! I am so trying that very soon! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!!