Chicken Salad with Couscous Recipe -
Chicken Salad with Couscous Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Chicken Salad with Couscous

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"I experimented with some ingredients I had in my cupboard and was pleasantly surprised with these results. Also, can be served cold, so it's a great make-ahead lunch food!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Prepare couscous pasta according to package directions, using chicken broth for liquid. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet combine the wine, oil, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 teaspoon cumin and garlic; mix all together and add chicken. Simmer over low heat until all liquid has evaporated and chicken juices run clear, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken from skillet and mix in a large bowl with remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, green onion and couscous. Garnish with a few black olives per serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 21, 2004

Very good quick recipe!It ended up being even quicker,since I used 4 leftover grilled chicken breasts.I also added a couple heads of lightly steamed broccoli and made a dressing of 1 1/2 Tbs lime juice,about 6 Tbs orange juice,2 cloves garlic,salt and pepper and tossed it in.I also cooked the couscous in 1 1/2 c. broth instead of 2.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 02, 2008

This is a good base recipe, but as written it is pretty bland. I added a few dashes of sesame oil and low sodium soy sauce to mine and my husband added some parmesan to his. We liked it with our additions.

Feb 09, 2011

Add 1 more pound of chicken for a more filling meal.

Dec 03, 2003

I served this cold. It was excellent. Would go well as a side dish or a meal with bread. My son hates cooked peppers and enjoyed the raw peppers. Very colorful!!Suggest you take liquids you will cook the chicken in and mariante chicken in it for at least 30-60 minutes before cooking/

Dec 03, 2003

WOW! GREAT lunch salad! I make a batch of this, and it drives my co-workers crazy wondering where I got it! I was also amazed how quickly it can be thrown together. All in all, great recipe.

Jan 21, 2004

A delicious alternative to pasta salad! I made it with precooked couscous and it was a success.

Jul 02, 2009

Great summer salad.Refridgerated over nite and had it for lunch. I added cherry tomatoes it was a great outcome.

Jun 01, 2009

The whole family loved this recipe. I used mostly what we had at home....I took the suggestion of adding asparagus, feta and low fat Greek dressing. I didn't have onions or wine and it tasted yummy! Would be a great salad to make ahead for a hot summer day.


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  • Calories
  • 281 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 25.9 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 633 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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