Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

One Pot Chicken with Mango and Couscous

Posted by 8 years ago 14 Comments

When Dad is away Mom will play. :)

The husband wasn’t home for dinner tonight so I got a chance to experiment freely. I loved it. In a weird way I needed it. Cooking is such an outlet for me and I take such satisfaction in coming up with an idea, executing it and creating a meal from scratch.

That’s what I did tonight and I’m ecstatic with the results! Seriously tasty and extraordinarily easy. That’s a win-win in my book!

The kid, on the other hand, saw it as a win-lose. He loved the chicken but couscous isn’t his thing. He’s tried it now a few times and when the texture hits tongue I can see it on his face, he doesn’t like it. I got to give it to him though, he always gives it a try. I’m proud of him for that. So I made a deal and told him to just eat the chicken. Then he enjoyed the other half of the mango. :)

Here’s how I made this quick dish. One Pot Chicken with Mango and Couscous

  • about 1/3 of a sweet onion chopped
  • 1/2 pound (8oz) boneless chicken breast (about 1 large breast)
  • 10 or so grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 of a ripe mango cubed (with juices)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Couscous (110 g)
  • Kosher Salt, Pepper, Non-stick cooking spray, dried parsley

Heat a medium pot over medium heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Add the onion and cook until just softened. Add the chicken. Season with kosher salt and pepper. Stir a few times. Once it starts to "brown" add the tomato.

Cut that mango in cubes. It it’s particularly juicy catch that juice and add it to the pot. Stir and let the flavor merge for a bit.

Raise the heat to high, add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Once boiling add the couscous, cover and remove from the heat. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Then fluff with a fork and serve!

One Pot Chicken with Mango and Couscous - beforeOne Pot Chicken with Mango and Couscous - after

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
2 1/2 the recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
350 2g 9g 6 (6.4)
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
17g 0g 60g 22g

See other recipes using: chicken, couscous, mango, onion, tomato

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    June 22, 2009

    Love the picture of the little guy sucking on a mango! Classic! Such a great meal! Love it!


    June 22, 2009

    Looks delicious ... now if only I could figure out how to cut up a mango. Every time I've tried, it's ended in disaster!


    June 22, 2009

    That would be why I linked to this... :)


    June 22, 2009

    Looks great! My little girl as the same issue with textures


    June 23, 2009

    My big kid doesn't like the cous cous either! I made the same greek salad I have made a bunch of times with orzo tonight with cous cous and he totally rejected it! So sad because I love it! Oh well!

    Krista S.

    June 23, 2009

    Our orange tabby is named Mango. We love the fruit, too! When my first son was about 2, he loved cous cous. Now at 13, he hates it. My other son never liked it and won't touch it. My husband likes it a bit, but is not a huge fan. Me...LOVE it. So you're not alone there!


    June 25, 2009

    Tried this for dinner tonight. My four year old and I both love it (hubby wasnt home). My son didn't like the mango raw though. He ate it all out of his bowl though and then wanted more to finish his chicken with. I told him it was pineapple since he didnt like the mango raw. thanks for another great easy recipe!


    June 30, 2009

    Hi! I happened upon this site a few years ago when I was doing Atkins. I've since been around and around and around the diet merry go round and am sick of dieting, getting to the point of being ill, going to the hospital and then gaining a bunch of weight, so I've finally started the last "diet" on the planet left. The class of diets like South Beach Phase 2 and Weight Watchers Core. I have a website with some recipes :D, but still really haven't figured out what exactly one DOES with oil or how many beans one can eat before they explode. I look forward to going through your recipes and, possibly, figuring out the difference between polenta and degerminated Quaker corn meal. *lol*


    July 2, 2009

    Hi Mekkie! I can't promise to have all the answers here but what I do is share what I'm eating and how I prepare it. Have fun digging! :)


    July 16, 2009

    This was delicious, Roni! I have been a long time lurker but *had* to comment. YUMMY! My 4 year old had the same texture issues with couscous. I ate 1/2 for dinner and will take the other 1/2 for lunch tomorrow :-)


    July 21, 2009

    Hey Roni! I made this about a week ago or so and it was delicious! Hubs liked it a lot too and we are going to have it again this week since the mangoes are still looking good at the store. I'm gonna tweak it just a bit though and add a dash of red pepper flakes to it. I think it will be good! Thanks for the idea :)


    January 14, 2010

    This was sooooo good! I've been away from WW for a while and started planning and looking up recipes! My husband and I really loved it! Will be making it again! Thanks for all you resources!


    February 7, 2012

    I just stumbled upon your blog yesterday (and I'm so happy I did!). I made this last night and it was DELICIOUS. I will definitely visit your site more often. :)

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