Sweet Chili Lime Chicken with Cilantro Couscous

Sweet Chili Lime Chicken with Cilantro Couscous

19 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
Grumpy's Honeybunch
Recipe by  Grumpy's Honeybunch

“A very flavorful Asian-type meal with a sweet heat that incorporates my favorite flavors (chili, lime, and cilantro) with a little bit of sugar. The sauce glazes the chicken and is wonderful over the cilantro couscous. You can substitute salt and pepper to taste for MSG.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir chicken breast cubes in the hot oil until the juices run clear and chicken is no longer pink inside, 5 to 6 minutes. Sprinkle chicken with monosodium glutamate as it cooks. Remove chicken from skillet.
  2. Mix soy sauce, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, lime juice, and lime zest in a bowl, stirring to dissolve sugar. Pour sauce into hot skillet, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce begins to reduce slightly, 3 to 4 minutes. Mix cooked chicken into sauce and cook until sauce forms a glaze on chicken pieces, about 2 to 3 more minutes, stirring often.
  3. Bring vegetable broth to a boil in a saucepan. Stir couscous into vegetable broth, turn off the heat, and let couscous stand until broth is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Stir cilantro into couscous.
  4. Arrange couscous onto a serving platter, top with chicken and sauce, and serve with lime wedges. Squeeze lime wedges over couscous and chicken before serving.

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Reviews (19)

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Babs
10

Babs

This was a wonderful recipe!!! I did not have couscous on hand so I used a farro recipe instead. (Jenni's Italian Farro Pilaf) Which was also wonderful. The only thing I did differently was put about a tablespoon of fresh cilantro, two garlic pressed cloves and more red pepper flakes. Awesome flavor!!!! My family loved it!!!The chicken came out so moist and tender, it was not dry. I will definitely add to my recipe box.

Heather
6

Heather

I thought this recipe was excellent! I made a few minor modifications: I marinated the chicken for 20 minutes in a 1 tablespoon dry sherry, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and a clove of garlic (minced). I also added garlic powder to the sauce and omitted the MSG. I wanted to add a vegetable so I steamed broccoli and mixed it in when I added the sauce to the cooked chicken. Delicious!

TerriM
6

TerriM

Excellent! Next time I will add some fresh veggies.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 380 cal
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 52 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 28.4 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 1675 mg
  • 67%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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