Confetti Chicken and Couscous Salad

Dinner ready in 25 minutes! Serve your family with this delicious chicken and couscous salad – perfect if you love Middle Eastern cuisine.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
box (10 oz) couscous
2
cups chopped cooked chicken
2
medium carrots, finely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
medium red bell pepper, finely chopped (1 cup)
1/2
cup chopped fresh chives

Dressing

1/3
cup fresh lemon juice
2/3
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2
cup olive or vegetable oil
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
  • 1 Prepare couscous according to package directions.
  • 2 In large serving bowl, mix chicken, carrot, bell pepper and chives. Add cooked couscous; fluff with fork until well mixed. Cool slightly.
  • 3 In tightly covered container, shake all dressing ingredients. Pour over salad; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

If you’re going to make this recipe ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator, you may need to add a little bit more olive oil and/or lemon juice when ready to serve. When made ahead, the couscous will absorb these ingredients over time.

Chopped chives add a fresh touch to this salad. For a little more “zing,” substitute chopped green onions.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
(
Calories from Fat
220),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
820mg
820%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.