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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.
Spicy Peanut Chicken and Couscous Recipe | SideChef
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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1hr 45min
Total Time
45min
Active Time
$1.81
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

US / METRIC
Servings:
4
Serves 4

Peanut Sauce

1/2 cup
Natural Peanut Butter
1/2 cup
Coconut Milk
1/4 cup
Water
1 Tbsp
Brown Sugar
1/2 Tbsp
Rice Vinegar
1/2 Tbsp
Chili Paste
1 clove
Garlic , minced
1 tsp
Grated  Fresh Ginger
1 tsp
Red Curry Paste
1/2
Lime , juiced
1 pinch

Spicy Peanut Chicken and Couscous

1 lb
up to 20 oz
or Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
3 Tbsp
2 cloves
Minced  Garlic
1 tsp
Grated  Fresh Ginger
1 1/2 Tbsp
Oil , divided
1 cup
Couscous
1 cup
Chicken Broth
to taste
Scallions , thinly sliced
for garnish
to taste
Fresh Cilantro , chopped
for garnish
to taste
Red Chili Peppers , thinly sliced
for garnish
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
716
FAT
37.4 g
PROTEIN
41.7 g
CARBS
56.5 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Combine Natural Peanut Butter (1/2 cup) , Coconut Milk (1/2 cup) , Water (1/4 cup) , 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 Lime (1/2) 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 4
Cut Tyson® Chicken Thighs (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 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.
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
716
% Daily Value*
Fat
37.4 g
48%
Saturated Fat
10.0 g
50%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
107.8 mg
36%
Carbohydrates
56.5 g
21%
Fiber
6.5 g
23%
Sugars
6.4 g
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Protein
41.7 g
83%
Sodium
1660.0 mg
72%
Vitamin D
--
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Calcium
69.7 mg
5%
Iron
3.9 mg
22%
Potassium
555.0 mg
12%
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