Chicken with Orange Couscous

Servings 6 people


  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3/4 cup plum sauce
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1/4 teaspoon anise seeds crushed
  • 5 tablespoons orange marmalade divided
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1 10-oz. package couscous
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Orange peel strips and orange slices optional


  • Place chicken in a slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine plum sauce, orange juice, tapioca, anise seeds and 4 tablespoons of orange marmalade.
  • Pour mixture over chicken. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours. Remove chicken from slow cooker and keep warm. Skim fat from sauce.
  • In a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, bring the water and remaining 1 tablespoon of orange marmalade to a boil. Remove from heat then stir in couscous and salt.
  • Cover and let stand for 5 minutes (fluff with a fork just before serving).
  • Serve chicken and sauce with couscous. If desired, garnish chicken with orange peel strips and couscous with orange slices. Enjoy!


SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve steamed asparagus on the side. VEGETARIAN: Instead of chicken, use 30 ounces white beans (drained and rinsed or homemade). KOSHER: No changes necessary. GLUTEN FREE: Make sure plum sauce and marmalade are gluten-free. Use brown rice instead of couscous. NUTRITION: Per Serving: 468 Calories; 7g Fat; 40g Protein; 63g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 186mg Cholesterol; 661mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 Fruit; 0 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates. Points: 12
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