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How to make real simple's spicy orange chicken

As featured on page 196 of the October 2012 issue - SERVES 4 - HANDS ON TIME: 35 minutes - TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes

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INGREDIENTS

Cook couscous according to the package directions. Spread on a plate and let cool. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp. of the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Season chicken with 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper.

Cook couscous according to the package directions. Spread on a plate and let cool. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp. of the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Season chicken with 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper.

Cook chicken until cooked through, 6-8 minutes per side. Transfer couscous to bowl and gently toss with cucumbers, cherries, parsley, vinegar, 2 tbsp. of remaining oil, and 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper.

Cook chicken until cooked through, 6-8 minutes per side. Transfer couscous to bowl and gently toss with cucumbers, cherries, parsley, vinegar, 2 tbsp. of remaining oil, and 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper.

In another bowl, whisk together the marmalade, orange juice, crushed red pepper, the remaining tbsp. oil, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Serve the chicken with the couscous salad and drizzle with marmalade sauce.

  • 1.0c couscous
  • 4.0Tbsp olive oil
  • 4.0 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 1/2 english cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4c chopped dried cherries
  • 1/4c chopped fresh parsley
  • 1.0Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4c orange marmalade
  • 2.0Tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1/4tsp red pepper flakes