Couscous Salad with Chicken and Chopped Vegetables

Karry Hosford

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.

 

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 368
  • Calories from fat: 20%
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated fat: 2.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Protein: 24.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 49.4g
  • Fiber: 4.3g
  • Cholesterol: 46mg
  • Iron: 1.8mg
  • Sodium: 540mg
  • Calcium: 148mg

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

Preparation

  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.
Note:

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