Spiced Chicken and Couscous Pilaf

Yield: 4 servings (Serving size = 1 piece of chicken and 1 cup couscous)
Source: Cooking Light Magazine
Jill's Comments: This is one of my favorite recipes, and the bonus is that it's cooked all in one pan for easy cleanup! Anthony and I agree that this is the most flavorful couscous we've ever had!


2 1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried thyme
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne
4 (4 oz each) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 T vegetable oil, divided
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 clove garlic
1 c. uncooked plain couscous
1 c. fat free, low sodium chicken broth
1 c. frozen whole kernel corn
2 T. minced fresh cilantro
1 T. lime juice


  1. Combine first seven ingredients in a shallow dish and dredge the chicken breasts in the mixture.
  2. Heat 2 tsp of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add chicken and cook five minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan and keep warm.
  4. Heat 1 tsp oil in pan over medium high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 1 minute.
  5. Stir in couscous and broth, bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in corn.
  6. Cover and let stand 5 min or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in minced cilantro and lime juice. Serve with chicken.


Healthy Units: 8 per serving or Core
Calories = 398; Fat = 8g; Fiber = 4.1 g.

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