Cranberry Cinnamon Chicken with Toasted Couscous

6
Medium
Dinner

Characteristics

Without Eggs Without nuts Without peanuts

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

390
Calories
40 g
Protein
38 g
Carbs
3 g
fiber
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Nutritional Facts

1 6
  • Amount For Serving % Daily Value
  • Calories 390
  • Lipides 9 g
    • Saturated fat  3.5 g
  • Cholesterol 95 mg
  • Sodium  530 mg
  • Carbs 38 g
    • fiber  3 g
    • Sugar  13 g
  • Protein 40 g

Ingredients

  • 1 box (6 ounces) pearled couscous
  • 2 tablespoons Compliments Butter
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Sensations Extra Virgin 100% Olive Oil
  • 2 oranges
  • 1/2 cup Compliments Dried Cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon Compliments Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 31/4 cups Compliments Chicken Broth

Method

  1. In a 3- to 4-quart pan, combine couscous and 1 tablespoon butter over medium high heat. 
  2. Stir often until couscous is lightly browned, about 3 minutes. 
  3. Add 2 1/4 cups broth and bring to a boil over high heat. 
  4. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until liquid is mostly absorbed and couscous is tender to bite, about 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, pound chicken between plastic wrap with a heavy mallet until 1/2-inch thick. 
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  7. Heat olive oil in a 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. 
  8. Add half the chicken and cook, turning occasionally, until chicken is browned and no longer pink in center (cut to test), 6-7 minutes. 
  9. Transfer to a platter and keep warm. 
  10. Repeat to cook remaining chicken. 
  11. Transfer all chicken to platter and keep warm.
  12. Finely grate enough orange peel to make 1 teaspoon of peel. 
  13. Then, squeeze oranges to get 1/2 cup juice. 
  14. To frying pan, add peel, orange juice, remaining broth, the cranberries, sugar, and cinnamon. 
  15. Bring to a boil over high heat. 
  16. Boil, whisking often, until sauce is thickened and reduced, about 5 minutes. 
  17. Whisk in remaining butter until smooth. 
  18. Pour sauce over chicken and serve immediately with couscous.

Crazy for Cranberries: Wondering what to do with the leftover dried cranberries? Add them into your favourite muffin or cookie recipe or sprinkle them over your morning cereal.


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