Super Quick Orange Chicken with Couscous

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Can you tell I have a lot of couscous in the pantry that I’m trying to use up? :)

This was a super late, super quick meal I brought together after a super long day. I realize the idea is not that different then yesterdays One Pot Chicken with Mango and Couscous but I thought I’d share anyway and show you how versatile this type of dish is.

The formula is simple… especially for 1 serving… 3-4 ounces of your favorite protein. Brown it. Add some flavorful liquid (juice or broth about 1/4 cup) and any spices you like. Bring to a boil. Add the couscous (1/4 cup). Cover, remove from heat. wait 5 minutes and eat! Of course if you have fresh veggies add them too! I’m just all out. :(

Seriously… how simple is that? Here’s the flavor combo I put together tonight. Super Quick Orange Chicken with Couscous

  • 4 oz raw boneless chicken breast
  • 1 medium orange juiced (or about 1/4 cup orange juice)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Couscous (55g)

Brown the chicken in a small pot with a bit of non-stick cooking spray. Juice the orange and add it to the pot along with the soy sauce and ginger. Bring to a boil, add the couscous, cover and remove from the heat.

Wait 5 minutes then enjoy!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
385 3g 7g old: 7 new: 9
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
11g 0g 54g 35g
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  1. Tonyne

    I have been so inspired by your couscous recipes last night I tried one of my own. I prepared as you do, but I used chicken, roasted red cherry tomatoes (that I roasted myself) and low fat feta cheese, I used greek seasoning and chicken stock for the couscous and flavoring on the chicken. I topped it with a little fresh greek oregano and had a side of home made pita chips with it, it was yummy! Thanks for the inspiration! Now I’m excited to play with couscous again! :)

  2. Lori

    Made this tonight and my kids LOVED it. Easy, tasty and healthy – I will be making this again and trying it with other flavors. Thank you!!

  3. Bev

    Ok, this one is a keeper! Question, I’ve used couscous before but I don’t believe it was “whole wheat”? Is there a difference? Taste difference? Point difference? etc? This is not only so easy but soooo delish sounding! I cannot wait to shop so I can get the stuff to do it!

  4. roni

    Bev – I have only ever made whole grain. :) It’s the same as regular pasta vs whole wheat. As in regular couscous is made from stripped flour and whole grain couscous is made from 100% whole grain flour. Either is fine I just choose whole grain whenever possible.

  5. Amy

    This might be a silly question but I was just wondering (because I’ve never made couscous before) do you cook the couscous separate before adding it to the recipe, or just throw it in the pan dry?

  6. roni

    Amy – Totally NOT a silly question. The couscous does go in dry and then it soaks up the liquid. I should have been more clear.

    Hope that helps!

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