Chicken and Couscous Salad

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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Fonda Shaia
Recipe from Cooking Light

A great way to use leftover chicken, this 20-minute dinner salad uses quick-to-cook couscous and lots of brightly flavored herbs.

Ingredients

  • Salad:
  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (5.7-ounce) box uncooked couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken (about 6 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup diced radishes (about 3 large)
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Preparation

  1. To prepare salad, bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Spoon couscous into a large bowl; cool slightly. Add chicken, onions, radishes, cucumber, parsley, and pine nuts; toss gently to combine.
  2. To prepare dressing, combine vinegar and remaining ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss to combine.
  3. Note: You can toast nuts quickly in a dry skillet over medium-high heat. Stir frequently, and as soon as they become fragrant, remove the nuts from the pan.

Notes

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Barbara Lauterbach,
May 2004

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 334
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 10.9g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.1g
  • Protein: 20.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 35.8g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Cholesterol: 39mg
  • Iron: 1.8mg
  • Sodium: 484mg
  • Calcium: 23mg