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Confetti Chicken and Couscous Salad

Confetti Chicken and Couscous Salad
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 6
Dinner ready in 25 minutes! Serve your family with this delicious chicken and couscous salad – perfect if you love Middle Eastern cuisine.
Updated August 17, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
Calories from Fat
220
Total Fat
25g
38%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
820mg
34%
Potassium
340mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
3g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%
90%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
8%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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