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Moroccan Spiced Chicken

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Moroccan Spiced Chicken
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Enjoy this spiced chicken recipe that’s ready in just 30 minutes – perfect for a dinner.

Ingredients

1
tablespoon paprika
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon ground allspice
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
2
cups water
1
teaspoon vegetable oil
1 1/2
cups uncooked couscous
1/4
cup raisins, if desired
1
small papaya, peeled, seeded and sliced

Directions

  • 1 In small bowl, mix paprika, salt, cumin, allspice and cinnamon. Coat both sides of chicken with spice mixture.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Cook chicken in oil 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat water and 1 teaspoon oil just to boiling. Stir in couscous; remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Fluff couscous before serving; stir in raisins. Serve chicken with couscous and papaya.
Tips  

Looking for something quick but fancy to serve guests? Dress up this dish with warmed pita folds drizzled with olive oil or melted butter or with Middle Eastern flatbread.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
(
Calories from Fat
90
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
85mg
29%
Sodium
380mg
16%
Potassium
500mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
55g
18%
(
Dietary Fiber
5g
19%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
40g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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