Chicken with Olive Couscous

  • Yield: 4 servings


1cup plain yogurt
2tablespoons lemon juice lemon juice
1tablespoon brown sugar
3cloves garlic, minced
1/2teaspoon each cinnamon, ginger, cardamom
4-- boned, skinned chicken breast halves (about 6 ounce each)
2tablespoons olive oil
1large onion, diced
2cloves garlic, minced
1-- canned chipotle chili, minced
1/4teaspoon each salt, black pepper, ground ginger
2cups canned reduced sodium chicken broth
2 1/4cups couscous
1/2cup chopped green olives
1/4cup toasted pine nuts
1/2cup apple jelly
2tablespoons white wine
1tablespoon capers, coarsely chopped


Pre-heat grill pan. (medium-high).

Blend all marinade ingredients in a plastic zipper bag. Add chicken, coating evenly, and marinate at least 30 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade. Discard marinade. Add chicken to grill pan and cook 4-5 minutes per side, or until juices run clear.

Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 2 quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, chipotle chili, salt, pepper and ginger. Saute until onions are softened. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add couscous, olives and pine nuts. Cover pan, remove from heat and let sit till liquid is absorbed. Heat jelly, wine and capers in a small saucepan till boiling.

To serve: Mound Couscous onto serving platter. Arrange chicken over couscous. Spoon glaze over chicken. Serves 4.