Chicken-Couscous Bibb Salad

Rinsing the couscous with cold water cools it quickly. Drain well before mixing with the chicken. Bring to the table with whole wheat pitas and hummus.


4 servings (serving size: 3 lettuce cups)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 225
Caloriesfromfat 25 %
Fat 6.3 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 3.4 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 24.9 g
Carbohydrate 16.6 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Iron 2.3 mg
Sodium 355 mg
Calcium 64 mg


1/2 cup water
1/3 cup uncooked couscous
2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
1 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 Bibb lettuce leaves


Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan; stir in couscous. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Place couscous in a fine-mesh strainer; rinse with cold water. Drain.

Combine couscous, chicken, and next 6 ingredients (through oregano) in a medium bowl. Stir in oil and salt. Place 3 lettuce leaves on each of 4 plates; spoon about 1/4 cup chicken mixture in the center of each leaf.

Nancy Hughes,

Cooking Light

December 2006
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