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Spicy Peanut Chicken and Couscous
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22 INGREDIENTS • 8 STEPS • 1HR 45MINS

Spicy Peanut Chicken and Couscous

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Spicy Peanut Chicken with Couscous comes together in a snap and is full of flavor with just a touch of spicy heat.
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Hello, I'm Nicole! I aim to help you elevate your everyday meals with recipes that make the most of your casual family breakfasts, weeknight dinners and entertaining occasions.
https://www.compelledtocook.com
Spicy Peanut Chicken with Couscous comes together in a snap and is full of flavor with just a touch of spicy heat.
1HR 45MINS
Total Time
$1.81
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
4
US / Metric
Peanut Sauce
Natural Peanut Butter
1/2 cup
Natural Peanut Butter
Coconut Milk
1/2 cup
Coconut Milk
Water
1/4 cup
Water
Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp
Brown Sugar
Rice Vinegar
1/2 Tbsp
Chili Paste
1/2 Tbsp
Chili Paste
Garlic
1 clove
Garlic, minced
Fresh Ginger
1 tsp
Fresh Ginger, Grated
Red Curry Paste
1 tsp
Red Curry Paste
Lime
1/2
Lime, juiced
Spicy Peanut Chicken and Couscous
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thigh
1 lb
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thigh
up to 20 oz
or Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
Soy Sauce
3 Tbsp
Garlic
2 cloves
Fresh Ginger
1 tsp
Fresh Ginger, Grated
Oil
1 1/2 Tbsp
Oil, divided
Couscous
1 cup
Couscous
Chicken Broth
1 cup
Chicken Broth
Scallion
to taste
Scallions, thinly sliced
for garnish
Fresh Cilantro
to taste
Fresh Cilantro, chopped
for garnish
Red Chili Pepper
to taste
Red Chili Peppers, thinly sliced
for garnish
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
716
Fat
37.4 g
Protein
41.7 g
Carbs
56.5 g
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step 1
Combine Natural Peanut Butter (1/2 cup), Coconut Milk (1/2 cup), {@10:}, Low-Sodium Soy Sauce (2 Tbsp), Brown Sugar (1 Tbsp), Rice Vinegar (1/2 Tbsp), Chili Paste (1/2 Tbsp), Garlic (1 clove), Fresh Ginger (1 tsp), Red Curry Paste (1 tsp), juice of the {@11:} and Kosher Salt (1 pinch) in a medium saucepan.
step 2
Whisk over low-medium heat until smooth. Increase heat to medium and whisk until slightly thickened and the sauce comes barely to a simmer.
step 3
Remove from heat and adjust thickness with a little more water or coconut milk if desired. The sauce will thicken as it cools, adjust thickness with a splash of water or coconut milk to suit your taste.
step 3 Remove from heat and adjust thickness with a little more water or coconut milk if desired. The sauce will thicken as it cools, adjust thickness with a splash of water or coconut milk to suit your taste.
step 4
Cut Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thigh (1 lb) into thin slices and combine with Soy Sauce (3 Tbsp), Garlic (2 cloves), Fresh Ginger (1 tsp) and Oil (1/2 Tbsp). Cover and keep chilled for an hour if time permits or up to 3 hours in advance.
step 4 Cut Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thigh (1 lb) into thin slices and combine with Soy Sauce (3 Tbsp), Garlic (2 cloves), Fresh Ginger (1 tsp) and Oil (1/2 Tbsp). Cover and keep chilled for an hour if time permits or up to 3 hours in advance.
step 5
Bring Chicken Broth (1 cup) to a simmer. Stir in Couscous (1 cup) and cover with a lid. Remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
step 6
Meanwhile, heat remaining Oil (1 Tbsp) over medium-high heat in a wok or large skillet. Add chicken slices and cook until lightly browned and cooked through, tossing occasionally for about 6 minutes.
step 6 Meanwhile, heat remaining Oil (1 Tbsp) over medium-high heat in a wok or large skillet. Add chicken slices and cook until lightly browned and cooked through, tossing occasionally for about 6 minutes.
step 7
Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in 3/4 to 1 cup of peanut sauce. You want enough to coat the chicken and make it saucy. Allow peanut sauce to warm but don't let it get too hot or it may separate.
step 8
Fluff couscous with a fork and divide between serving bowls. Top with chicken, a drizzle of sauce and garnish with Scallions (to taste), Fresh Cilantro (to taste) and Red Chili Peppers (to taste) if desired.
step 8 Fluff couscous with a fork and divide between serving bowls. Top with chicken, a drizzle of sauce and garnish with Scallions (to taste), Fresh Cilantro (to taste) and Red Chili Peppers (to taste) if desired.
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Dairy-Free
Asian
Comfort Food
Chicken
Shellfish-Free
Dinner
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