Couscous Salad with Chicken, Tomato, and Basil

Couscous Salad with Chicken, Tomato, and BasilRecipe
Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
This main-dish couscous salad is packed with chopped chicken, tomato, basil, and crumbled feta cheese and is ready in under 30 minutes.


4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
Total time: 29 Minutes

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Total: 29 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 487
Caloriesfromfat 23 %
Fat 12.7 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 6.5 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 34.7 g
Carbohydrate 57.5 g
Fiber 3.7 g
Cholesterol 71 mg
Iron 2.8 mg
Sodium 718 mg
Calcium 60 mg


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (15.75-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cups uncooked couscous
2 cups chopped tomato (about 1 1/4 pounds)
2 cups chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breast (about 2 breast halves)
1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup (1-ounce) crumbled feta cheese


Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil and garlic in a large microwave-safe bowl, and microwave at high for 45 seconds. Add the broth; microwave at high 4 minutes or until mixture simmers. Gradually stir in couscous; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Stir in the tomato, chicken, basil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil, and sprinkle with cheese.