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Chicken Skewers with Couscous

Family Style: For 1 Adult and 1 Kid, Ages 7-14)
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Chicken Skewers with Couscous

Chicken Skewers with Couscous - Middle Eastern-inspired lunch for two

Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
Calories:
522
calories
Calories
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Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie522 kcal(25 %)
Protein35 g(36 %)
Fat11 g(9 %)
Carbohydrates66 g(44 %)
Sugar added1 g(4 %)
Roughage12 g(40 %)
Vitamin A0.5 mg(63 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E6.4 mg(53 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin21.7 mg(181 %)
Vitamin B₆1.1 mg(79 %)
Folate67 μg(22 %)
Pantothenic acid2.1 mg(35 %)
Biotin10 μg(22 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.4 μg(13 %)
Vitamin C119 mg(125 %)
Potassium1,048 mg(26 %)
Calcium123 mg(12 %)
Magnesium163 mg(54 %)
Iron5.7 mg(38 %)
Iodine7 μg(4 %)
Zinc3.3 mg(41 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.2 g
Uric acid291 mg
Cholesterol73 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
2
Ingredients
8 ounces
2
2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon
1
red Bell pepper (about 200 grams)
2
Apricots (about 100 grams)
5 ounces
1 bunch
flat-leaf Parsley
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Bowl, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Small pot, 4 Skewers, 1 shallow Non-stick pan, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Paper towel

Preparation steps

1.
Chicken Skewers with Couscous preparation step 1

Rinse chicken, pat dry with paper towels and cut into 2 cm (approximately 3/4-inch) cubes.

2.
Chicken Skewers with Couscous preparation step 2

Cut oranges in half and squeeze.

3.
Chicken Skewers with Couscous preparation step 3

Mix 3 tablespoons orange juice with 1 tablespoon canola oil and the jam in a bowl. Season with paprika, curry powder, salt and pepper.

4.
Chicken Skewers with Couscous preparation step 4

Add chicken, turn to coat, cover and let marinate in the refrigerator. 

5.
Chicken Skewers with Couscous preparation step 5

Cut bell pepper into quarters, remove ribs and seeds and rinse and dry. Cut 3 quarters into about 2 cm (approximately 3/4-inch) cubes, dice the last quarter very small and set aside in a small bowl.

6.
Chicken Skewers with Couscous preparation step 6

Rinse and dry apricots, cut in half, pit and cut into slices.

7.
Chicken Skewers with Couscous preparation step 7

Comine remaining orange juice with enough water to total 220 ml (approximately 1 cup) in a small pot and bring to a boil. Add couscous with some salt and 1 pinch of curry powder, stir once, remove from heat and let soak for about 15 minutes.

8.
Chicken Skewers with Couscous preparation step 8

Meanwhile, rinse parsley, shake dry, pluck leaves and finely chop.

9.
Chicken Skewers with Couscous preparation step 9

Take chicken from the marinade, drain and alternately thread on 4 skewers with pepper pieces and apricot wedges.

10.
Chicken Skewers with Couscous preparation step 10

Heat the remaining oil in a shallow non-stick pan. Cook the skewers over medium heat, turning frequently, until chicken is golden brown all around, 8-10 minutes. Add marinade and allow to boil.

11.
Chicken Skewers with Couscous preparation step 11

Toss parsley and finely diced bell pepper with the couscous. Season with salt and pepper and serve with the skewers.