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Sweet Chili Lime Chicken with Cilantro Couscous


"Chicken breast cubes simmered in a sweet and spicy lime-soy glaze are served with cilantro couscous in this quick and easy supper."













Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound chicken breast halves, boneless, skinless
1 pinch monosodium glutamate
(like Accent) or salt and pepper
6 tablespoons soy sauce, sodium reduced
or regular dark soy sauce
6 tablespoons brown sugar, light
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
or more, to taste
1 large limes
zested and juiced
2 cups vegetable stock
or broth, or low sodium chicken broth
1 cup couscous
or basmati rice (cook 20 min.)
cup cilantro
1 x limes
cut into 4 wedges (for garnish)


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir chicken breast cubes until the juices run clear and chicken is no longer pink, about 5 to 6 minutes (sprinkle with MSG or salt and pepper as is cooks). Remove from skillet.

  2. In a bowl, mix together soy sauce, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, lime juice and zest, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Pour this sauce into the same hot skillet and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce begins to reduce slightly, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add cooked chicken cubes to the sauce and cook until the sauce forms a glaze on the chicken pieces, about 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often.

  3. Meanwhile, bring vegetable broth to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in couscous; turn off heat and let couscous stand until the broth is absorbed, about 5 minutes. (If using basmati rice, place rinsed and drained rice in saucepan with the broth. Bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.) Stir in the chopped cilantro.

  4. Arrange couscous (or rice) on a serving platter, top with chicken and sauce, and serve with lime wedges.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 343g (12.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 47314% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 999mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars g
Protein 85g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 7% Iron 15%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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