Orange Apricot Couscous Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Orange Apricot Couscous Chicken

Total Time
Prep: 30 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.

Updated: Apr. 12, 2024

Orange Apricot Couscous Chicken

Prep Time 30 min
Cook Time 10 min
Yield 6 servings


  • 1-1/3 cups plain yogurt, divided
  • 1 cup orange juice, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 6 apricots, quartered
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked whole wheat or plain couscous
  • 4 green onions, chopped


  1. In a shallow dish, combine 1 cup yogurt, 2 tablespoons orange juice, garlic, orange zest, salt and curry powder. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk remaining 1/3 cup yogurt, 2 tablespoons orange juice, feta and mint. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine 1-1/4 cups water and remaining 3/4 cup orange juice; bring to a boil. Stir in couscous. Sprinkle green onions over couscous. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 5-10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  4. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. On 6 metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread chicken, apricots and peppers. Grill on an oiled rack, covered, over medium-high heat until chicken is no longer pink, 6-8 minutes, turning occasionally. Serve with couscous and yogurt sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 skewer with 1/2 cup couscous and 5 teaspoons yogurt sauce: 312 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 7g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat.