Couscous Chicken Salad

Couscous Chicken Salad

Couscous Chicken Salad


Makes 6 servings


1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
1 yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped
1 small zucchini, chopped
1 green onion, finely chopped
1 pound chicken tenders, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cans (about 14 ounces each) chicken broth
10 ounces couscous
1 can (15-1/2 ounces) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
3 dashes hot pepper sauce


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over high heat. Add bell pepper, zucchini and onion; stir-fry 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from skillet and set aside in large bowl.
  2. Add chicken and chicken broth to skillet. Bring broth to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium and simmer 4 to 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken from broth with slotted spoon. Place in bowl with vegetables; cool.
  3. Add couscous to broth. Remove skillet from heat. Cover and let stand 5 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Cool.
  4. Combine chicken mixture, couscous, chickpeas, tomato and cilantro in large bowl.
  5. Whisk together lemon juice, remaining 1/4 cup oil, cumin, garlic salt and pepper sauce in small bowl. Pour over couscous mixture. Serve warm or chill 1 hour before serving.

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