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Easy Orange Couscous Chicken Recipe

If you are looking for a simple dinner recipe, you will love this flavorful orange couscous chicken! This chicken couscous is quick and easy to make, but bursting with flavor. The orange zest chicken is moist and delicious sitting on top a bed of orange cous couse! Yum!

If you are looking for a simple dinner recipe, you will love this flavorful orange couscous chicken! This chicken couscous is quick and easy to make, but bursting with flavor. The orange zest chicken is moist and delicious sitting on top a bed of orange cous couse! Yum!

Orange Couscous Chicken

No matter how well I plan for dinner, it always seems to sneak up on me! Perhaps it is because I am a busy mother of six, LOL! But after our busy days we need a quik and easy dinner before chaeffuring our kids to their evening activities like dance and Awana. This orange couscous chicken is perfect! Not only does it make super juicy, flavorful orange chicken, but the satisfying and filling couscouse is also seasoned with a fresh citrus flavor to really pack a punch! This couscous and chicken recipes eash and perfect for any quick dinner. Your family is going to love it!

orange chicken and couscous ingredients

Chicken couscous

All you need to whip up this quick chicken recipe for dinner are a few simple ingredients:

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons chicken granules
  • 1 cup cous cous plain
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 can mandarin oranges
  • parsley

Orange zest chicken

Chicken and couscous

Now this is a great way to reuse leftover chicken. Our family smokes the 3lb packages of chicken breast we get from Costco at a time and then uses it in different entrees throughout the next couple days. If you aren’t starting with leftovers, you will just need to cook your chicken whatever way you prefer – grilling, smoking, or boiling. If you opt to boil the chicken you can boil it in additional orange juice for added flavor and locking in juices to make a very moist chicken. Make sure you cook your chicken until it reaches 165 F internal temp.

homemade orange sauce

Couscous and chicken recipes easy

In a pot heat the orange juice and granules to a boil.

fluffy orange couscouse

Couscous recipe

Stir in couscous then immediately cover and remove from heat. Let the couscous stand for 5 minutes. Remove the lid, fluff the cous cous with a fork.

delicious Chicken Recipes with mandarin oranges and couscous

Orange zest chicken

I like to plate this individually to make sure everyone gets a little bit of everything. Put an equal amount of orange couscous on each plate. Not place your cooked  chicken breast on the top in the center. Now add mandarin oranges and parsley to finish off and garnish your yummy chicken dinner!

plate of orange couscouse topped with chicken and madarin oranges served with a side of green salad

Leftover Chicken Ideas

I like to serve our chicken and couscous with green beans or a side salad to round out the meal.

Leftover Chicken Recipe

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If you’ve never had couscous before it is actually a pasta. A small, rice size pasta; you are going to love it!

bite of homemade couscous, chicken, and oranges

Each satisfying bite has yummy orange flavor!

Looking for a quick and yummy dinner idea? You will love this orange couscous chicken recipe! It is quick, easy, and bursting with flavor!

Leftover Chicken Recipe

Looking for a quick and yummy dinner idea? You will love this orange couscous chicken recipe! It is quick, easy, and bursting with flavor!

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Orange Couscous Chicken

If you are looking for a simple dinner recipe, you will love this flavorful orange couscous chicken! This chicken couscous is quick and easy to make, but bursting with flavor. The orange zest chicken is moist and delicious sitting on top a bed of orange cous couse! Yum!
Cook Time10 mins
Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, couscous, orange chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons chicken granules
  • 1 cup couscous plain
  • 1 lb chicken breasts cooked
  • 1 can mandarin oranges drained
  • parsley

Instructions

  • This recipe is great for using up leftover chicken that was grilled or smoked ahead. If you don't have pre-cooked chicken, no worries. Simply cook your chicken by grilling, smoking, or boiling. If you want to boil the chicken I suggest doing so in additional orange juice for added flavor. Make sure your chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 F. ¬†
  • In saucepan, heat the orange juice and granules to a boi. Stir in the couscous then immediately cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and fluff with pasta with a fork.
  • I like to plate this individually by putting equal portions of couscous on four plates. Top each pile of cous cous with a cooked chicken breast. Top with mandarin oranges and garnish with parsley. Serve with green beans or a side salad.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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