Turmeric Chicken and Couscous #SundaySupper

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Back to School excitement fills the Sunday Supper air today! The promises of new friends, different teachers, new lunchboxes and math books (well maybe not math books) have the kid in us all a flutter!

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What was your favorite thing about going back to school?

I loved getting new shoes! My Mom always bought my shoes a half size too big to last the whole school year. Sneakers were just for gym class!
“Crack and crinkle!” The sound of new books opening for the first time was also exciting to me. Of course new pencils, book covers (remember those?).

Did you pack lunch? Brown-bag-it or trendy lunchbox?

Grade school where I grew up was strictly pack from home. A nickel got you a carton of ice cold white milk. No chocolate milk for sale in that school!
If you had a lunchbox you probably carried a Thermos. Be careful not to drop your thermos! Those linings were made of glass back then.

Another great part of school was after school snacks of course! Fruit, celery and carrot sticks and an occasional Oreo or two.

Nowadays quick meals fit into the equation. After school football practice, band, chorus and more eat into precious dinner time.

The last thing busy families need is a struggle over kids eating dinner.

Children love brightly colored food. Turmeric Chicken and Couscous offers yellow crusted chicken over Parmesan couscous. Chickpeas add fun, tasty balls tossed around the plate. These beans provide extra protein for busy little bodies.

A bit of apple juice concentrate naturally sweetens the meal.

Turmeric Chicken Couscous and bear

Turmeric Chicken

Turmeric Chicken and Couscous

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


    turmeric chicken
  • 2 8-ounce chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup apple juice concentrate
  • couscous
  • 1 cup dry couscous
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed


  • Heat oil in a large skillet.
  • Mix together turmeric, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Add chicken to pan turn to coat with oil. Sprinkle both sides with seasonings.
  • Brown on first side about 5 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until internal temperature reaches 160. Remove and rest on a plate.
  • Add apple juice concentrate to pan. Mix juice with remaining broth. add a bit of water if necessary to make broth. Scrape pan. Reduce to 1/2 to use as sauce.
  • couscous
  • Bring chicken broth to a boil
  • Remove from heat add couscous. Cover and let set for 5 minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork. Add chickpeas and Parmesan cheese
  • Slice chicken and arrange on top of couscous. Drizzle with pan sauces.
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38 Responses to Turmeric Chicken and Couscous #SundaySupper

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  2. Hezzi-D says:

    I don’t cook with Turmeric nearly enough. Can’t wait to try this!
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  8. Krayl Funch says:

    Cindy I always loved getting a new “trapper keeper” binder for school! All those tabs, folders and brand new sheets of paper!
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  12. Liz says:

    I’m always in search of a new, easy and delicious chicken dish. Your turmeric chicken is a home run!
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  14. Tara says:

    This looks delicious and flavorful and hubby has been asking for couscous lately too!

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  16. Renee says:

    My favorite thing about going back to school was getting new school supplies. I still love office supplies and could spend hours in a office supply store. Anyway, fantastic color and flavor to your dish. I’m a big fan of couscous too.
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  17. This looks so wonderful. I need to cook more with turmeric! Yum!
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  18. One of my son’s favorites is a simple curry with the ingredients above and a few more, so I can imagine he’d love this too. Simple but tasty!
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  19. Grrrreat idea to use apple juice to balance the bite of turmeric, Cindy. Thank you for the lovely and healthy recipe. I appreciate, too, someone who remembers thermos with glass inside =)

  20. Your recipe looks delicious and I really enjoyed your walk down memory lane! I too wished for chocolate milk and carried a lunchbox with a breakable thermos. Your story was great!

  21. I love the color of the chicken! And Parmesan couscous sounds wonderful!
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  22. Sarah says:

    Healthy, bright and flavourful?? I’m in!
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  23. This is a great healthy weeknight meal. I never could have dealt with shoes that were too big – I would have had blisters like crazy.
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  24. Great recipe, Cindy!

    My favorite thing about back to school was shopping for supplies! Seeing the rows of crayons, pencils, notebooks, etc still makes me happy to this day. Although I have to fight the urge to not buy unnecessary items.
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  25. My favorite back to school item were those Pee Chee folders. Remember them? Also, I haven’t used turmeric as much as I would have liked so thank you for giving me a starting point.
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