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Couscous Salad with Chicken and Chopped Vegetables

Couscous Salad with Chicken and Chopped Vegetables
Karry Hosford
Yield

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

Store-bought rotisserie chicken saves time in the kitchen, while a tangy-sweet dressing tossed with crispy vegetables and couscous cranks out the sophisticated flavor in this simple chicken dish.    

Ingredients

  • Salad:
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup (1/8-inch-thick) diagonally cut carrot
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 3 tablespoons dried currants
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Dressing:
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 368
  • caloriesfromfat 20 %
  • fat 8 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 4 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 24.1 g
  • carbohydrate 49.4 g
  • fiber 4.3 g
  • cholesterol 46 mg
  • iron 1.8 mg
  • sodium 540 mg
  • calcium 148 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare salad, bring water, 1 teaspoon oil, and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Place in a large bowl; cool to room temperature.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining oil to pan. Add the bell pepper, zucchini, and mushrooms; sauté 4 minutes or until bell pepper is tender. Add bell pepper mixture, chicken, carrot, onions, currants, mint, and black pepper to couscous; toss gently to combine.

  3. To prepare dressing, combine yogurt and remaining ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over couscous mixture, tossing gently to combine.

Cook's Notes

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