Sunday, September 22, 2013

Lime Chicken with Cilantro Couscous

Wait...I have a blog?  I'm supposed to update this thing?  Oh crap.  Well, I suppose I'll give you guys a recipe then...  I hope you like it as much as my family does!

1 tablespoon olive oil
1-3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
6 tablespoons soy sauce
6 tablespoons brown sugar
Sriracha/Red Pepper Flakes (to taste)
2 limes, zested and juice saved
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup couscous
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
Lime wedges for finish

1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add chicken and cook until the juices run clear and the chicken is no longer pink inside.  Remove from skillet onto a paper-towel lined plate and drain the pan.
2. Mix soy sauce, brown sugar, Sriracha/Pepper Flakes, lime juice, and lime zest in a bowl, stirring to dissolve the sugar.  Pour the sauce into the hot skillet, bring it to a boil, and reduce heat to low.  Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce begins to reduce, about 4 minutes.  Return the cooked chicken to the pan and stir with the sauce until the chicken is evenly glazed and remove it from heat.
3. Bring the vegetable broth to a boil in a saucepan.  Remove it from heat and stir in the couscous, let set for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  After 5 minutes stir the cilantro into the couscous.
4. Arrange the couscous onto a plate, top with the chicken and sauce, and serve with lime wedges.  Squeeze lime wedges over couscous and chicken before eating.

I served with:

I have made this a couple of times now, and must say that it has become a favorite.  We have found that the flavor comes up a little better if we are heavier on the Sriracha, but I understand that heat is not for everyone.  This will be a staple in our house, and we hope in yours too!

For more recipe ideas, and awesome Paleo/Gluten Free recipes I urge you to check out Leslie Livingstone's "Clean Eats" blog.

Happy cooking!

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