Recipe: Sweet Chili Lime Chicken and Cilantro Couscous

This is a favorite in our house and there is absolutely NO leftovers. Enjoy!

1 lb chicken breast, cubed
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 tablespoons soy sauce
6 tablespoons sugar
1/2 – 1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes (depending on heat factor you like)
juice of 1 lime
zest of one lime

Cilantro couscous (recipe follows)

Cook chicken breast with salt and oil until no longer pink (this should not take too long as the chicken is cubed).  Remove from pan and set aside.

Mix soy sauce, sugar, chili pepper flakes, lime juice and zest.  Stir until sugar is dissolved.  Pour into hot skillet and bring to a boil.  Cook for 3-4 minutes until sauce begins to reduce.  Stir in cooked chicken pieces and simmer for 2-3 minutes more, stirring often to glaze chicken.  Serve with couscous and extra lime wedges.

Cilantro Couscous

2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 cup couscous
1/3 cup chopped cilantro


Bring broth to a boil.  Stir in couscous and turn off heat.  Let sit for about 5 minutes.  This will allow the couscous to absorb the broth.  Stir in chopped cilantro and serve with Chicken.

sweet chili lime chicken and cilantro couscous


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