Budget

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.

Servings
4
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
10 min
Duration
50 min

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  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