Couscous Chicken Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Couscous Chicken Salad recipe? Learn how to make Couscous Chicken Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sphynxdragon

Makes 8 servings



The couscous cooks in a little less liquid than normal, and the broth simmers instead of boils. That allows the couscous to absorb the seasonings while it chills overnight and maintain a fluffy texture.

Recipe Ingredients for Couscous Chicken Salad

1 1/2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breasts
10 ounce whole wheat couscous
1 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
1 cup sliced green onions
15 1/2 ounce chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed

Recipe Directions for Couscous Chicken Salad

  1. Bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan.

  2. Add chicken; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until chicken is done.

  3. Remove chicken using a slotted spoon; set aside.

  4. Cool slightly, and coarsely chop.

  5. While chicken cools, add couscous to broth; stir well.

  6. Cover and let stand 10 minutes.

  7. Place couscous in a large bowl; cool completely.

  8. Fluff with a fork.

  9. Stir in basil and next 5 ingredients (basil through garlic).

  10. Add chopped chicken, tomatoes, onions, and chickpeas; toss gently to combine.

  11. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 252.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
476
Calories from Fat
106
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.8g
18%
Saturated Fat
1.5g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
390mg
16%
Potassium
528mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
70.8g
24%
Dietary Fiber
15.6g
62%
Sugars
7.7g
Protein
26.3g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 8% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
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