Curried Couscous with Chicken

1 chicken breast

1/2 teaspoon curry powder

1 1/2 cup couscous

1 1/2 cup water

1 tablespoon butter 

1/4 cup plain yogurt

1/4 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon curry powder

1/4 teaspoon turmeric

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1/2 cup grated carrots

1/2 cup sliced almonds

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

 

Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon curry powder over the chicken breast and bake at 350 (on a greased pan) until no longer pink. When it's done, slice it into bite-sized pieces.

 

Meanwhile, boil the water and melt the butter into it. Put the couscous in a large bowl, then pour the butter-water on top and cover tightly for five minutes. While you wait, whisk together the yogurt, olive oil, vinegar, 1 teaspoon curry powder, turmeric, salt and pepper. 

 

When the couscous is ready, fluff it with a fork, then pour the dressing on top. Combine well, and then stir in everything else: carrots, almonds, cranberries, chicken, and basil.


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