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Couscous with Chicken, Chickpeas and Apricots

Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Jaime Kim
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Yield Serves 4
Make dinner Middle Eastern by adding chopped rotisserie chicken to a mixture of couscous, chickpeas, apricots and almonds and serving alonside a bed of mixed greens.


  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup couscous
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups shredded cooked boneless, skinless chicken
  • 1 15-oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 3 scallions, white and light green parts, finely chopped
  • 8 cups chopped romaine or mixed salad greens

Nutrition Information

  • calories 581
  • fat 21 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • protein 36 g
  • carbohydrate 62 g
  • fiber 10 g
  • cholesterol 60 mg
  • sodium 622 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in couscous and 1/2 tsp. salt; cover and remove from heat. Let stand until couscous is tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, fluff with a fork and let cool slightly.

  2. Whisk together oil, lemon juice and cumin. Pour over couscous and toss to coat. Stir in chicken, chickpeas, almonds, apricots and scallions. Season with salt and serve over lettuce.