Couscous with Chicken in Blood Orange Butter Sauce

It's been a long day... You know, shopping, walking, spending some good times with girlfriend... girl's day out is just so much fun... Every freakin time ;) Anyway, coming home late and cooking is not always a favourite thing to do ya... But why to eat crap like ready meals or take aways and other such "suicide meals," as my guy likes to call them, when you can muster up a super quick, healthy and delicious supper in a whip with just a few crazy ingredients like chicken, butter, balsamic vinegar and an ORANGE...!
Yes, this is one of those amazing recipes ;) 

I thoroughly enjoy lemon butter chicken, but I didn't have lemon at home (or may be I did, but was too lazy to look XD) so, instead I used what I had right by the stove, my lucious and juicy blood oranges. I promise, it is definitely WORTH a try... Here's what you need:


For the chicken
2 chicken breasts, diced
1 large blood orange
4 new potatoes, halved or thick sliced
1 tablespoon Olive oil
3 teaspoons butter
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
Salt to taste
2-3 teaspoons black pepper

For Couscous
150g of Moroccan Couscous
2 cups salted boiled vegetable stock
1-2 teaspoons black pepper

Boiled carrots and beans for the fibre and veggie goodness


Step 1: Heat a frying pan, add olive oil and heat. Then add the potatoes. Fry till golden.

Step 2: Then add the chicken and sprinkle some black pepper on it. Fry till the chicken pieces all seal up.

Step 3: While the chicken cooks, cut open a blood orange into halves. Quarter and slice up one half of the orange while juicing the other half out.

Step 4: Toss in the orange slices in to the pan and pour in the orange juice, then sprinkle the salt and pepper over them all. Cook for 5-6 minutes at medium heat.

Step 5: Now add some balsamic vinegar and cook for 5-6 more minutes. Meanwhile, in a saucepan boil some baby carrots and stringed beans for 5-6 minutes.

Step 6: Prepare the couscous by pouring out the couscous in a bowl and adding the boiled vegetable stock in it and covering for 6-8 minutes and then fluffing up with a fork. 

Step 7: When the chicken is done, add butter and simmer for 3 more minutes before turning the hob off. 

Step 8: In a plate, make a couscous nest by hollowing it out in the middle. Pour in the boiled vegetables and also lay them on the couscous too. Then finally layer the centre with the chicken and pour the gravy all over the dish. Serve hot!

Now, dig in and enjoy the mediteranean deliciousness with moroccan twist...