Chicken and Red Apple Curry with Almond Couscous

A double dose of apple flavor – in the form of fresh fruit and juice – adds sweetness to this quick weeknight curry. For added color, stir in chopped cilantro to the couscous.
Chicken and Red Apple Curry with Almond Couscous Recipe

Chicken and Red Apple Curry with Almond Couscous Recipe

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  • 4Servings


  • 20 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 tbsp white whole-wheat flour
  • 11⁄2 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt,divided
  • 2 red apples (such as Gala),cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions (white and light green parts), plus 2 tbsp for garnish (dark green part), divided
  • 2 tsp peeled and minced ginger
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp apple juice
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened raisins
  • 1 cup whole-wheat couscous
  • 2 tbsp blanched slivered almonds, lightly toasted


  1. In a medium bowl, toss chicken with flour to coat. In a medium nonstick skillet on medium, heat 1/2 tsp oil. Add chicken along with any excess flour from bowl, curry powder and 1⁄4 tsp salt. Sauté until chicken is golden brown and almost cooked through, about 8 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and cover to keep warm. To same skillet on medium, add apple, 1/3 cup onions and ginger and sauté until apples are just tender, about 5 minutes. Add broth, apple juice and raisins. Bring to a simmer and return chicken to skillet. Cover and simmer over medium- low for 10 more minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, to a medium heat-proof bowl, add couscous. Pour 2 cups boiling water over couscous, stirring in remaining 1⁄4 tsp salt. Cover bowl and set aside for 5 to 7 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork and stir in remaining 1 tsp oil and almonds.
  3. Divide couscous and chicken mixture mixture among serving bowls. Garnish with remaining 2 tbsp onion.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/4 chicken curry and 1 cup cousous
  • Calories: 440
  • Carbohydrate Content: 56 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 91 mg
  • Fat Content: 8.5 g
  • Fiber Content: 9 g
  • Protein Content: 39 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 429 mg
  • Sugar Content: 14 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content: 4 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 1 g