Chicken Breasts in a Date, Caper, and Mascarpone Sauce with Couscous

Chicken Breasts in a Date, Caper, and Mascarpone Sauce with Couscous

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"A recipe I created for one of the leading hotels of the world. It includes a marvel of flavors, and is a nice approach to an Arabian fusion cuisine. I am sure you will enjoy this..."


55 m servings 616 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 616 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 37.5 g
  • 58%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.6g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 21.9 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 140 mg
  • 47%
  • Sodium:
  • 616 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Grill the chicken breast until the meat is no longer pink inside and shows well-defined grill marks, 5 to 8 minutes per side. Cut the chicken breast in half, and set aside.
  3. Bring the water, unsalted butter, and a pinch of salt to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Remove from the heat, and stir in the couscous. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
  4. Melt the salted butter in a skillet over medium heat, and gently stir in the capers and 3 dates. Stir a few times to heat the capers and dates, then stir in the mascarpone cheese and cream, stirring until the cheese and cream have melted together. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 3 minutes to reduce slightly, then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Place the couscous on a serving platter, and sprinkle with a chopped date. Arrange the 2 pieces of chicken breast onto the couscous, and cover with the mascarpone sauce. Sprinkle the dish with diced cucumber and tomato, and drizzle lemon juice over the top to serve.
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  1. 30 Ratings


What a delightful dish, to heck with Cholesterol! Easy to make and loved by all.

My husband does not like capers. My husband does not like dates. My husband took a couple of bites of this dish and announced that I could put it on the weekly rota and he would happily eat it...

Made this for ten people at a dinner party and served it over couscous with a Greek vegetable salad (tomatoes, olives, cucumber, bell peppers with a little oil and balsamic). It was such a hit! ...

Thanks for all the comments I am glad you enjoyed it . Now some comments I added to times back but I guess it went under a adapted version .. so did not show up ..."Well actually I never wrote t...

I joined All Recipes to review this dish (eventhough I have been using for years now). Delicious beyond measure! The sweetness was devine and original and perfectly paired with ch...

Very good! Sauce was a bit thick, so next time would take on the suggestion to add some milk. Surprisingly nice combination. The caper and dates go so well together!

The flavors blended very nicely together. I do have a few tips that I would suggest, however. First, I think there needs to be either more chicken, or less of everything else. I would say dou...

This is a really fantastic recipe. I swapped the couscous for Orzo (I was just in the mood) and ended up having to bake my chicken because my grill was broken. Also, I substituted thighs for the...

This is one of my favorite recipes. I don't make it often because of all the calories, but whenever I do everyone loves it! I usually end up using more cream and cheese than what the recipe call...