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Chicken and Couscous Salad

Chicken and Couscous Salad

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Fonda Shaia

Yield

4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 334
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 10.9 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 5.9 g
  • polyfat 2.1 g
  • protein 20.9 g
  • carbohydrate 35.8 g
  • fiber 2.9 g
  • cholesterol 39 mg
  • iron 1.8 mg
  • sodium 484 mg
  • calcium 23 mg

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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