Middle Eastern Chicken

Serves: 4

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

calories total fat sat fat protein fiber sodium (mg) carbs ww pts
159 2 0 29 1 678 6 3

recipe ingredients
1/4 cup low-salt soy sauce
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 tsp dry Sherry
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp minced peeled fresh gingerroot
1/4 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp dried thyme, crumbled
1/4 tsp dried oregano, crumbled
2 skinless boneless whole chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 pounds), halved
1 small onion, sliced thin

recipe directions
In a ceramic or glass container stir together soy sauce, 1/4 cup water, lime juice, Sherry, garlic, gingerroot, curry powder, thyme, and oregano and add chicken. Marinate chicken, covered and chilled, turning occasionally, at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.

Remove chicken from marinade and pat dry with paper towel. Reserve marinade. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray Heat skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking and cook chicken 1 minutes on each side, or until browned. Transfer chicken to a plate. To skillet add 2 tablespoons water and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon and scraping up brown bits, 30 seconds. Add onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add chicken, reserved marinade and remaining 1/4 cup water and simmer, covered basting chicken frequently, 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Serve chicken over couscous if desired.


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  • Jill

    This recipe was so delicious! I was a bit conservative with the spices, but next time I will take it to the hilt. The flavor was incredible…I don’t know how “middle eastern” it tasted, but my fiance loved the marinade so much he LICKED THE SKILLET. whoa! The meat came out very tender. Forget the couscous and serve it with romaine lettuce dressed with balsamic vinegar dressing. Perfect!

  • Meg

    GREAT with couscous and easy to double.

  • texasmiss

    It didnt taste very middle eastern to me, but it was really good. I served it with brown rice and it was great. My husband and son loved it…i would make it again.

  • Sally

    Wow! This recipe was way better than I expected.I just loved everything about this dish- especially the calories count. I will definitely make this again and again.

  • Chris

    I thought it was just ok. Chicken was nice and moist, but I marinated it overnight and I thought the taste was too strong, overpowered any chicken flavor.