Chicken and Couscous Salad

As part of my New Year’s Resolution each year, I try to make one goal of trying new foods or cooking styles. So with that in mind I decided to try couscous. I know, I know not too out there, but it was an ingredient I had yet to try and thought this recipe sounded great and bonus it is healthy too, which we always look for! Cooking light has featured a lot of great recipes lately and this one was perfect!

ENJOY!

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

Directions:
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.
To prepare dressing, combine vinegar and remaining ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss to combine.
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.

Nutritional Information

Calories:
334 (29% from fat)
Fat:
10.9g (sat 2g,mono 5.9g,poly 2.1g)
Protein:
20.9g
Carbohydrate:
35.8g
Fiber:
2.9g
Cholesterol:
39mg
Iron:
1.8mg
Sodium:
484mg
Calcium:
23mg
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One Comment on “Chicken and Couscous Salad”

  1. bugys says:

    Some very interesting recipes here, and a very interesting blog too.

    I will have to bookmark this and stop by more often.

    thanks


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