Sunday, June 17, 2007

Chicken Mojito with Lime Over Couscous

So, a few of the girls in the office are on a diet. They saw this recipe in Women's Health magazine by Food Network's Robin Miller. I told them I would give it a try and bring it in for them tomorrow. So here goes.

Chicken Mojito with Lime over Couscous

1 cup couscous (I used a whole box of Near East)
24 spears of asparagus
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon sugar (I did not use this).
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used three) cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup light rum
1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth (I just used one whole cup of broth - no rum)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
1/4 cup chopped mint (there's that green stuff again which I did not have). For the photo -- of course -- the ever present cilantro.

Cook couscous according to package directions. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange asparagus on baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Roast 15 minutes or until fork tender.

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and sugar. Saute about 3 minutes.
Add chicken and saute 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown on all sides. Add rum and broth and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice and zest. Chop asparagus and arrange with couscous and chicken mixture on a platter. Sprinkle with mint.


Abby said...

That sounds pretty good! (I'd have left the rum out regardless, diet or not. Ew.) I'm doing one of those famous "plans" and whole wheat couscous can be eaten whenever ... tell the girls that, too! (I buy it in bulk at Whole Foods.)

Abby said...

I agree about meatloaf the next day ... this recipe was a bit bland for me, though. I like it with some brown sugar, or preserves or somesuch!

I'm going to try to post the muffins tomorrow; I'm doing one of those Muffin Monday blog events! But then I'm out of town for a few days. Talk to you soon!

Anna said...

This sounds good. If I try it, I will definitely use the sugar and the rum. I'll have to substitute rice pilaf for couscous because my husband (unfortunately) doesn't like couscous very much. But aside from that, it's a very enticing recipe.