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Chicken-Couscous Bibb Salad

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.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2006

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3 lettuce cups)

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 225
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Fat: 6.3g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 24.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 16.6g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Iron: 2.3mg
  • Sodium: 355mg
  • Calcium: 64mg
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