Chicken with Orange Couscous


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

Chicken with Orange Couscous
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 15 mins


  • ¾ cup plum sauce

  • cup orange juice

  • ¼ cup orange marmalade

  • 2 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca

  • ¼ teaspoon anise seeds, crushed

  • 2 ½ - 2 ¾ pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs

  • 2 ¼ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade

  • 1 10 ounce package quick-cooking couscous

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Orange peel strips and orange slices (optional)


  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 (per serving)

501 Calories
7g Fat
62g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 501
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 157mg 52%
Sodium 652mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 12.4mg 62%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 493mg 10%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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