Curried Chicken with Couscous

With a creamy, curry base made from light coconut milk, this entree tastes much more decadent than it is. If you’ve ever been intimidated by making a curry dish, this recipe is a great place to start. It’s extremely simple, and the results are absolutely delicious. This is a great recipe to make and freeze in individual portions (freeze couscous in separate containers).

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 27 minutes

Total Time: 42 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water

  • 2½ cups canned light coconut milk, divided use

  • 1 tsp. salt, divided use

  • 2 cups dry whole-grain couscous

  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour

  • 2 Tbsp. curry powder

  • 2 lbs. raw chicken breast, boneless, skinless, cut into ½-inch strips or bite-sized pieces

  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil

  • 3 medium carrots, cut into matchstick-sized pieces

  • ½ cup raisins

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Heat water, ½ cup coconut milk, and ¼ tsp. salt in medium saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to boil. Gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Remove cover and fluff with a fork.

  2. Combine remaining ¾ tsp. salt, flour, and curry powder in a resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, seal the bag, and toss gently to coat.

  3. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook for 5 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink.

  4. Add remaining 2 cups coconut milk, carrots, and raisins. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 7 to 10 minutes, or until chicken is tender.

  5. Place ½ cup of couscous in each of 8 serving bowls and top with ¾ cup curried chicken. Garnish each serving with 1 Tbsp. cilantro.

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