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    North African Chicken and Couscous/CL May 2000

    I haven't made this couscous recipe in years. I had some leftover chicken on hand, and cilantro that I wanted to use up and I came across the recipe on my computer. I tinkered with the dressing a bit (in the past, though it might be a bit too sweet), cut the recipe back, had it heavier on the veggies than couscous.

    North African Chicken and Couscous


    Cooking Light MAY 2000
    Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 2 cups)
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    Ingredients
    2 cups water
    1 1/2 cups uncooked couscous
    1/2 cup golden raisins
    1/2 cup thawed orange juice concentrate, undiluted
    1/3 cup lemon juice
    2 tablespoons water
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    3 cups chopped ready-to-eat roasted skinned, boned chicken breasts (about 3 breasts)
    2 cups chopped peeled cucumber
    1 cup chopped red bell pepper
    1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
    1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    Sliced green onions (optional)




    Preparation


    Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan, and gradually stir in couscous and raisins. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

    Combine orange juice and next 6 ingredients (orange juice through black pepper); stir well with a whisk.

    Combine the couscous mixture, juice mixture, chicken, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl, and toss well. Garnish with green onions, if desired.

    Calories: 332
    Calories from fat: 18%
    Fat: 6.6g
    Saturated fat: 1.2g
    Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
    Protein: 19.6g
    Carbohydrate: 51.2g
    Fiber: 3.3g
    Cholesterol: 35mg
    Iron: 2.8mg
    Sodium: 498mg
    Calcium: 51mg

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    I have never seen cucumbers in a recipe like this (I have seen it in Thai dishes). Fascinating! Love all the lemon and orange juice.
    -Laura

    Muffins are for people who don't have the 'nads to order cake for breakfast.
    --Seth, "Kitchen Confidential" (the show, not the book)

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