My Aunt Ann was going to be coming over. She wanted to drop off a card for Grumpy and see our home as she hadn’t been here to see it yet. I told her that if she was going to be coming over, that she should also eat dinner here. Of course, since I was inviting her for that night and I had already left home I needed to figure out what I was going to feed her! On the way home I started thinking and of course it lead to some sweet heat….So…..I stopped at the store and grabbed a package of chicken breasts and a couple of limes.
I arrived home and my Aunt was right behind me! Hunger had me cooking something fast and was it ever yummy! My aunt and I both enjoyed the meal….however Grumpy turned his nose up at what he called “puspus”. Yeah, he’s not a couscous fan. LOL. He certainly gave my Aunt and I a good chuckle over it! If your not a couscous fan, you can always serve this with rice which Grumpy promptly proclaimed I “should” have done. Sigh. No matter, the chicken is the star and the side is the co-star so if you decide to use rice instead because you don’t like “puspus” then that is ok with me. ;o)
Sweet Chili Lime Chicken with Cilantro Couscous
1 lb chicken breast, cubed
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 tablespoons soy sauce
6 tablespoons sugar
1/2 – 1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes (depending on heat factor you like)
juice of 1 lime
zest of one lime
Cilantro couscous (recipe follows)
Cook chicken breast with accent seasoning and oil oil until no longer pink (this should not take too long as the chicken is cubed). Remove from pan and set aside.
Mix soy sauce, sugar, chili pepper flakes, lime juice and zest. Stirl until sugar is dissolved. Pour into hot skillet and bring to a boil. Cook for 3-4 minutes until sauce begins to reduce some. Stir in cooked chicken pieces and simmer for 2-3 minutes more, stirring often to glaze chicken. Serve with couscous and extra lime wedges. I used the lime wedges to squirt more juice on top of the dish once I had it assembled. Grumpy? He used the lime wedge for his Grey Goose & Cran. ;o)
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup couscous
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
Bring vegetable broth to a boil. Stir in couscous and turn off heat. Let sit for about 5 minutes. This will allow the couscous to absorb the broth. Stir in chopped cilantro and serve with Chicken.