Sweet Heat Lime Chicken with Olive Cilantro Couscous

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 8-10 minutes
  • Cook: 25 minutes


1tablespoon olive oil
1pound boneless chicken breasts, cubed
6tablespoons soy sauce
2tablespoons lime juice
5tablespoons sugar
1/2teaspoon red pepper flakes
1teaspoon fresh lime zest
Olive Cilantro Couscous:
1tablespoon olive oil
1cup couscous
1 (6 oz)can California ripe black olives, sliced
1/3cup fresh cilantro, minced


Sweet Lime Chicken:
In a large skillet, heat oil, cook cubed chicken until no longer pink  Remove from skillet and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, lime juice, sugar, pepper flakes and lime zest.  Stir until sugar is dissolved.  Pour into the hot skillet, bring to a boil.  Cook for approximately 3-4 minutes until sauce starts to reduce.  Add chicken and simmer for 3-4 minutes longer, stir to glaze chicken.
          Olive Cilantro Couscous:
In a medium saucepan, heat 1 TBSP olive oil, add onion. Cook until tender. Add chicken stock, bring to a boil; stir in couscous. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir in sliced olives and cilantro.
To serve:
Spoon the olive cilantro couscous on 4 serving plates, top with the sweet lime chicken.