Grilled Chicken with Spiced Couscous and Red Wine

Marinated boneless chicken breasts grilled and served with spiced couscous and red wine just This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Grilled Chicken with Spiced Couscous and Red Wine

Main Ingredients Boneless chicken breasts, Five spice powder
Cuisine French, , , ,
Course Main Course Chicken
Prep Time 0-5 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Grilled Chicken with Spiced Couscous and Red Wine

  • 4 Boneless chicken breasts with skin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Five spice powder
  • 1 cup Couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups Red wine
  • 2 teaspoon Olive oil
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic chopped
  • 5 teaspoons Butter
  • 1 small Onion sliced
  • 1 small Carrot sliced
  • 2 inches Leek sliced
  • 1-2 Bay leaves
  • 6-8 Black peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 cups Chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoon Refined flour (maida)
  • a pinch Black pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoons Golden raisins


  1. Marinate chicken breasts with olive oil, salt and one teaspoon chopped garlic for fifteen to twenty minutes.
  2. Heat two teaspoons of butter in a non-stick pan, add onion, carrot, leeks, remaining garlic, bay leaves and peppercorns. Mix and sauté till onions turn golden.
  3. Add red wine, mix and cook till wine is reduced to one-fourth its original volume. Add half cup chicken stock, mix and reduce again till half. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Heat the remaining butter in another non-stick pan. Add the refined flour and sauté till it turns light brown.
  5. Strain the red wine reduction and add to the flour. Mix well and cook till it thickens. Add the salt and black pepper powder. Mix well, remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Put couscous in a bowl. Heat remaining chicken stock and add to the couscous. Cover and set aside for ten minutes or till the couscous soaks all the stock.
  7. Add raisins and five spice powder to the couscous. Season with a pinch of salt if necessary. Mix well.
  8. Heat some olive oil in a non-stick grill pan. Place the chicken breasts skin side down and cook for two to three minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and cool.
  9. Slice the chicken and serve warm with couscous and red wine jus.