North African Chicken and Couscous

North African Chicken and Couscous

Karen A. Levin, Cooking Light
MAY 2000


2cups water
cups uncooked couscous
½cup golden raisins
½cup thawed orange juice concentrate, undiluted
cup lemon juice
2tablespoons water
2tablespoons olive oil
2teaspoons ground cumin
½teaspoon salt
¼teaspoon black pepper
3cups chopped ready-to-eat roasted skinned, boned chicken breasts (about 3 breasts)
2cups chopped peeled cucumber
1cup chopped red bell pepper
¼cup thinly sliced green onions
½cup chopped fresh cilantro
Sliced green onions (optional)


Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan, and gradually stir in couscous and raisins. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Combine orange juice and next 6 ingredients (orange juice through black pepper); stir well with a whisk.
Combine the couscous mixture, juice mixture, chicken, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl, and toss well. Garnish with green onions, if desired.

Nutritional Information:

Amount per serving
Calories: 332
Calories from fat: 18%
Fat: 6.6g
Saturated fat: 1.2g
Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
Protein: 19.6g
Carbohydrate: 51.2g
Fiber: 3.3g
Cholesterol: 35mg
Iron: 2.8mg
Sodium: 498mg
Calcium: 51mg