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Couscous with Chickpeas, Chicken, Raisins & Nuts

A protein-packed lunch recipe that will keep you energised all day long. Plus sweetness from raisins help curb the sugar cravings!

Ingredients

1 tbsp. couscous – whole wheat (dry)
1/2 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup chickpeas (garbanzo beans) – cooked
4 oz. chicken breast(s) (1 breast is 4 oz)
1/4 cup peppers – bell (yellow-medium)
2 tbsp golden raisins
1 tbsp almonds – chopped or silvered
3/4 whole scallions (green onion)
1 whole orange – medium
1/4 tsp cumin
Cinnamon to taste
Salt to taste
1 tbsp. mint leaves

Directions

1. Cook couscous according to package instructions; you’ll need 1/4 cup cooked couscous. Place the couscous in a large serving bowl. Set aside.

2. Grill chicken. Heat the oil in a large skillet and add the drained & rinsed chickpeas, grilled chicken, chopped bell pepper, raisins, sliced almonds, and thinly sliced scallions. Cook on low to medium heat for 10 minutes.

3. Zest 1/4 tsp of orange peel and squeeze 1 tbsp. juice from the orange. In a small bowl, combine the juice, zest, cumin, cinnamon, and salt. Stir into the chickpea mixture and transfer to the serving bowl, gently combining with the couscous. 

 

Calories 437, Fat 14g, Saturated Fats 2g, Protein 31g, Fiber 7g, Carbohydrates 49g, Sodium 338mg
Curves Nutrition Program Phases: Phase 1 & 2 enjoy as is! For Phase 3, enjoy a larger portion with a glass of wine.