Chicken and Couscous

For a fast, low-calorie, low-fat meal, its time to consider Chicken and Couscous. This is satisfying and relatively inexpensive. Two important factors for my lifestyle!

In about 20 minutes, you can serve a family of 4 at less than 400 calories each. Of course, this means you can have ice cream bars later! Or perhaps another glass of wine.

Decisions, decisions.... In the meantime, let's review dinner!


3/4 c. couscous (uncooked)
2 t. olive oil
1 pound chicken breast tenders (uncooked)
1/2 c. chopped yellow onion
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
1 T. chopped garlic
1 c. chicken broth
1/2 c. raisins
1 t. chopped thyme
1/2 t. ground cumin
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. red pepper
1/4 t. allspice
1/4 t. ground cloves


Boil 1 c. water over high heat in a saucepan. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat, cover and wait 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Heat the olive oil, then stir fry the chicken, onion and garlic in a medium saucepan. Cook for about 3-4 minutes. Stir in broth and all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Continue cooking, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

Serve chicken mixture over cooked couscous. Delicious! We enjoy Chicken and Couscous with rolls and fresh salad greens.

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