Couscous With Chicken, Walnuts& Golden Raisins

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Boizscareme

I made this the other night and my boyfriend loved it

Top Review by NMShariLou

I reserve 5 stars for recipes I would serve to dinner guests, but this meal was fabulous! I used chicken tenders and kept them whole (just so my carnivore husband could cut into something), and didn't have scallions, but might sprinkle a few chopped green parts on top when I cook it the next time. Also, since I left the chicken whole, it was a little difficult to get the spices even...would probably mix them with the oil prior to adding the chicken to the pan. Also, the recipe was a bit confusing as it kept mentioning pine nuts, but having made it with walnuts, I can't imagine that anything else would suffice. This will be one of my favorite 'comfort' meals!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop up the garlic; mince the scallions. Dice up the chicken into ½" cubes.
  2. Heat up the olive oil in a skillet; add the garlic and sauté for a minute or two, till the garlic starts to smell good and yummy.
  3. Add the chicken and give it a stir to coat thoroughly in oil. Add the turmeric and salt, plus a few generous dashes of cinnamon and pepper.
  4. Cook the chicken over medium-high heat. When the outside has mostly turned opaque, add the pine nuts. Continue cooking until the chicken is just cooked through -- do your best not to overcook!
  5. While the chicken is cooking, bring the broth to a boil in a small pot. Stir in the couscous and raisins/currants, add 1/8 tsp salt plus a few dashes of ground pepper. Cover and remove from heat; let sit for five minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoons olive oil and the minced scallions with a fork, then continue using the fork to fluff the couscous.
  6. Stir in the chicken and pine nut mixture, and fluff some more. You can serve it hot if you like, but the dish is also good at room temperature.

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