Thursday, February 16, 2012

Saffron couscous with chicken and veggies

I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Temperatures have been higher in the past few days and it looks like tomorrow we might break 40. What a dream. The thing is, I have all these really cute spring clothes I want to wear, but the weather hasn't really been warm enough for any of them. And that's not the only problem. I had also gained some weight in the past few months, which made my clothes fit horribly, if they fit at all. Now I'm 7 pounds down and things are looking brighter. Another 5-7 pounds and I'll look and feel great, ready for warmer days and lighter clothes.

This is one of my "diet" recipes. One of the things that is helping me lose weight is packing my own lunch, so I don't end up eating huge sandwiches or pizza at some restaurant. Hence the tupperware in the photo. Sorry if it doesn't look great, but I swear it tasted really good!

For 1:

1/2 cup couscous
1 packet saffron
1 chicken breast, cut into pieces
 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 carrot, minced
1 small onion, minced
Salt and pepper

Cook couscous according to directions, adding saffron to the water.

In a small skillet heta up a little olive oil. Add carrot, onion and peas, cook for a minute. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper, then add to skillet and cook with veggies until browned.

Fluff couscous with a fork, add to skillet, mix well and serve.


  1. I have ten more pounds to lose... yes to all of this. Tonight.

  2. I haven't made couscous lately, and I think it's because I don't think of it as a winter food. I'd make this couscous any time of year!

  3. We had a really lame, snowless winter. . . and I am definitely behind on my dieting. Congrats on your loss! The couscous sounds so good! I never tire of it.

  4. I think the couscous looks fantastic! Love the flavors in there, and I bet it would be delicious eaten warm or cold as a salad, which makes it perfect for a packed lunch!

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