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Chicken with Orange Couscous

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 15 mins Cook 5 hrs to 6 hrs  (low) or 2-1/2 to 3 hours (high)
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 - 2 3/4  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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 501,
  • Fat, total (g) 7,
  • chol. (mg) 157,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 62,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 8,
  • pro. (g) 44,
  • vit. A (IU) 243,
  • vit. C (mg) 12,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 11,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 32,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 652,
  • Potassium (mg) 493,
  • calcium (mg) 40,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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