Orange-Tomato Couscous with Chicken

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 30 min 6
Orange-Tomato Couscous with Chicken
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1/4 tsp Black pepper (freshly ground)
1 cup Chicken broth (stock), low sodium
6 thigh(s) Chicken thighs, boneless, skinless (boneless,skinless, trimmed)
1 can (15oz) Chickpeas, canned, drained (rinsed)
1 1/4 tsp Cinnamon (divided)
4 tbsp Cilantro (coriander) (chopped, divided)
1 cup Couscous, dry
1 1/4 tsp Cumin (ground, divided)
2 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin (diveded)
1 medium Orange (scrubbed, halved and cut into 1/4-inch slices)
1/4 tsp Salt
1 can(16oz) Crushed tomatoes canned
1 medium Yellow onion (thinly sliced)


Pat chicken thighs dry with a paper towel. Season with salt, pepper, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon cumin.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the chicken thighs and cook until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and onion to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened, about 2 minutes. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon each cinnamon and cumin and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and their juice, chickpeas, broth, 2 tablespoons cilantro and orange slices; bring to a simmer, stirring with a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits. Return the chicken and any collected juice to the pan; cover and cook over medium-low heat until the chicken is cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a clean plate.

Bring the cooking liquid back to a boil; stir in couscous and place the chicken thighs on top of the mixture. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with the remaining cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 402
Calories from fat 105
Calories from saturated fat 18.9
Total Fat 11.7 g
Saturated Fat 2.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.2 g
Cholesterol 99 mg
Sodium 511 mg
Potassium 707 mg
Total Carbohydrate 47 g
Dietary Fiber 8.5 g
Sugars 9.1 g
Protein 31 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.2
Grain 0.8
Meat 1.2
Meat Alternative 0.4
Vegetables 1.4

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