My blog assignment this month for SRC was Shelby’s blog The Life & Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch. While I had heard of GHB (as she calls it) before, Shelby’s blog was still relatively new to me. I can honestly tell you that I loved it. She has a great list of recipes, and her stories in each post really can’t be beat.
While I still really want to make this banana bread, the recipe I picked for SRC is her Sweet Chili Lime Chicken with Cilantro Couscous. The hubs and I love anything remotely “southwest” flavored, so I was confident it would be a hit. I did end up using the “puspus” as Shelby indicates Grumpy calls it. Rice would work great too, but you just can’t beat the 5 minute cook time of couscous!
Enjoy the dish and be sure to stop by GHB to say hello!
Sweet Chili Lime Chicken with Cilantro Couscous
Adapted from The Life & Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch
2 chicken breasts, pounded even with meat tenderizer
salt and pepper
1 Tbsp. olive oil
6 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
3-4 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2-1 tsp. red pepper flakes
juice of 1 lime
zest of 1 lime
1-1/4 cup vegetable or chicken broth
1 cup whole wheat couscous
3-4 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
juice of 1/2 lime
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Warm the oil in the skillet. Pound the chicken breasts until even. Season with salt and pepper. Cook in the pre-heated skillet until cooked through. Remove to a plate and keep warm.
Meanwhile, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, lime juice, and lime zest in a small bowl. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. When the chicken is finished cooking, pour into the hot skillet and bring to a boil. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the sauce is beginning to reduce. Return the chicken to the pan, cooking for 2-3 more minutes and turning the chicken breasts to coat.
For the couscous, bring the broth to a boil in medium saucepan. Remove from the heat, add the couscous, and place the lid on the pan. Let sit for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and fluff with a fork. Stir in the cilantro and lime juice. Serve with the chicken.