Chicken with Orange Couscous

Plum, orange, and anise flavor this chicken dinner recipe.

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs to 6 hrs (low) or 2-1/2 to 3 hours (high)
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Chicken with Orange Couscous
Ingredients
3/4
cup plum sauce
1/3
cup orange juice
1/4
cup orange marmalade
2
tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
1/4
teaspoon anise seeds, crushed
2 1/2
pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs
2 1/4
cups water
1
tablespoon orange marmalade
1
10 ounce package quick-cooking couscous
1/4
teaspoon salt
 
Orange peel strips and orange slices (optional)
Directions
  1. For sauce, in a small bowl combine plum sauce, orange juice, the 1/4 cup orange marmalade, tapioca, and anise seeds. Place chicken in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Pour sauce over chicken.
  2. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Remove chicken; keep warm. Skim fat from sauce.
  3. In a medium saucepan bring water and the 1 tablespoon orange marmalade to boiling; remove from heat. Stir in couscous and salt. Cover; let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork just before serving. Serve chicken and sauce with couscous. If desired, garnish chicken with orange peel strips and couscous with orange slices. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Chicken with Orange Couscous)
    Per serving:
  • 501 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 157 mg chol.,
  • 652 mg sodium,
  • 62 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 8 g sugar,
  • 44 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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