Spicy Chicken Couscous

Spicy Chicken Couscous


  • 1 pound chicken breast tenders, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Jamaican jerk seasoning (such as Spice Islands)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (15.75-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (10-ounce) box plain, uncooked couscous
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup dried sweet cherries
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds


Combine chicken and jerk seasoning in a zip-top plastic bag; seal and shake well. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes. Add broth; bring to a boil. Add couscous, raisins, and cherries; stir well. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Combine orange juice and next 5 ingredients (orange juice through nutmeg) in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Pour over chicken mixture. Top with onions, cilantro, and almonds.

  • Yield: serves 6 (serving size: 1 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 386
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 18%
Fat per serving: 7.6g
Saturated fat per serving: 1.1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 4.7g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1.2g
Protein per serving: 25.4g
Carbohydrate per serving: 52g
Fiber per serving: 3.8g
Cholesterol per serving: 44mg
Iron per serving: 1.4mg
Sodium per serving: 570mg
Calcium per serving: 37mg