Rosemary Chicken Couscous Salad


This is a wonderful summer salad. Fresh herbs keep the salad light, while the chicken and feta cheese make it hearty enough to serve for a main meal. Use as a side dish by omitting the chicken and adding chopped artichoke hearts. The salad also works wonderfully with grilled salmon or chicken.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1 (10 ounce) box couscous

  • ¾ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh rosemary leaves

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 large cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 cup chopped English cucumber

  • ½ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes

  • ½ cup chopped pitted kalamata olives

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place chicken stock in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in couscous. Remove pan from the heat; cover, and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork. Cool for 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, make the dressing by combining the olive oil, lemon juice, and vinegar in the bowl of a blender or food processor; mix on low until mixture thickens. Stir in rosemary. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  3. Combine the chicken, cucumber, sun-dried tomatoes, and olives in a large bowl. Stir in the couscous, Feta cheese, and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss the salad with half the dressing. Taste, and add more dressing as desired, or, if making the salad in advance, add additional dressing just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

646 Calories
39g Fat
44g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 646
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 911mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 447mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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