Couscous Chicken Salad Recipe

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


Submitted by gaplatt

Makes 8 servings



Adapted from CookingLight online. Eight 1-cup servings

Recipe Ingredients for Couscous Chicken Salad

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

Recipe Directions for Couscous Chicken Salad

  1. Bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add chicken; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken using a slotted spoon; set aside. Cool slightly, and coarsely chop.

  2. While chicken cools, add couscous to broth; stir well. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Place couscous in a large bowl; cool completely. Fluff with a fork. Stir in basil and next 5 ingredients (basil through garlic). Add chopped chicken, tomatoes, onions, and chickpeas; toss gently to combine. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 234.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
82
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.1g
14%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
538mg
22%
Potassium
207mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
43.9g
15%
Dietary Fiber
6.3g
25%
Sugars
1.7g
Protein
17.2g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 5% Iron 13%
* 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 sugar
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