Chicken with Couscous


A fragrant chicken and couscous stew made with lots of vegetables. It's my all-time favorite, and it's delicious!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 3 ¼ cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided

  • 1 cup quick-cooking couscous

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into cubes

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup finely chopped jalapeno chile peppers

  • 1 zucchini, diced

  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated fresh ginger root

  • 1 ½ teaspoons curry powder

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander seed


  1. Bring 2 cups broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in couscous and 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil. Turn off heat, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove chicken from the skillet and set aside.

  3. Heat remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil in the same skillet over medium heat. Stir in carrot and jalapeño peppers; sauté for about 2 minutes. Mix in zucchini, green onions, 1/4 cup chicken broth, and ginger. Cook and stir until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.

  4. Stir together remaining 1 cup chicken broth, curry powder, cornstarch, and coriander in a small bowl until blended. Pour over vegetables in the skillet. Return chicken to the skillet. Continue cooking until chicken is coated and sauce is thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve over couscous.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

415 Calories
12g Fat
41g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 415
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 177mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 540mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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