Soy and Honey Chicken with Couscous

“Dirty” couscous is cooked with vegetables and Creole spices to give it its soiled appearance, but it is so delicious. Top with soy and honey glazed chicken for a delightful weeknight dish.
By Anina Meyer

Soy and Honey Chicken with Couscous

A delicious mid week dinner of honey and soy chicken served with dirty couscous.

Yes, dirty couscous doesn’t sound too good does it? But in fact – it is completely delicious.

Soy and Honey Chicken with Couscous

You might be more familiar with the term ‘dirty rice’, right? It is a traditional Creole dish made with white rice cooked with pieces of chicken or liver with added ingredients like peppers, celery, onion and spices – like cayenne and black pepper, to give it a ‘dirty’ colour.

Even though my dirty couscous has no liver, I did manage to add onion, yellow pepper, black pepper, paprika and fresh basil to the mix to serve with honey and soy grilled chicken strips.

Soy and Honey Chicken with Couscous

Love couscous? Try Cajun chicken over couscous or Moroccan Roast Chicken with Couscous Stuffing.

Soy and Honey Chicken with Couscous
 
"Dirty" couscous is cooked with vegetables and Creole spices to give a soiled appearance, and it is delicious. Top with soy and honey chicken for a delightful weeknight dish.
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Recipe Type: Main
Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 chicken breast fillets, pounded and cut into strips
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 15 ml olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon crushed garlic
  • half a yellow pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt and black pepper to season
  • 2 cups cooked couscous
  • a handful of chopped basil
Instructions
  1. Heat the butter in a saucepan and fry the chicken strips until done. Remove from heat, add the honey and soy sauce and mix through. Season.
  2. In another pan, heat the olive oil and sauté the garlic, pepper and onion. Remove from heat and season with paprika, salt and black pepper.
  3. Add the sautéed ingredients to the cooked couscous and mix through.
  4. Lastly add the basil and mix it through.
  5. Serve by plating the couscous and topping it off with the chicken strips.
 

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