Chicken Curry Couscous (01.22.15)

Posted at 10:55 AM, Jan 22, 2015
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb. chicken strips
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder, divided
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous
  • 1/3 cup raisins, any kind
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (optional)
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro or basil, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • No Salt Seasoning and Pepper, to taste

In a frying pan, bring 1 teaspoon of the oil up to medium high heat. Season the chicken with curry powder, no salt seasoning, pepper. Cook chicken strips for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked all the way through.

In medium saucepan, heat remaining teaspoon of oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and ginger; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Stir in broth, remaining teaspoon of curry powder, no salt seasoning and pepper. Bring to a boil. Stir in couscous and raisins. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Uncover; fluff with fork.

Place couscous on a large serving platter. Add Greek yogurt to chicken, if using. Top couscous with chicken mixture. Garnish with green onions, cilantro and sesame seeds.

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