Chicken Salad with Couscous


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!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 cup couscous

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat - cubed

  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into large chunks

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into large chunks

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into large chunks

  • 4 green onions, chopped

  • ¼ cup pitted black olives


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

281 Calories
5g Fat
30g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 281
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 633mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 103mg 514%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 586mg 12%

* 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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