Recipe Summary

Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 servings

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This recipe is...

  • low in fat
  • rich in grains
  • rich in protein
  • lower in sodium
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Chicken and Toasted Couscous Salad

This recipe serves: 
1/2 pound toasted couscous (Israeli couscous)
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 teaspoons chopped, fresh parsley
4 teaspoons chopped, fresh cilantro
1/3 cup chopped red onion
2/3 cup halved cherry tomatoes (about 1/2 pint)
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 4 to 6 ounces each
1/3 cup chopped scallions
Cooking Instructions
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the couscous and cook until tender, about 10 minutes (check package directions for specific cooking times). Drain and rinse with cold water.

2. Whisk the lemon juice, lime juice and olive oil together in a large bowl. Mix in the couscous, herbs, onion and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill.

3. Preheat the grill or a sauté pan to medium high.

4. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Grill or sauté the breasts until golden brown on one side, about 4 minutes. Turn them over and cook an additional 4 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

5. Slice the chicken breasts into thin strips. Place the warm chicken over the couscous salad and sprinkle with chopped scallions.

Serving Size: about 1 cup

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 4

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 441
  • Carbohydrate
  • 49 g
  • Fat
  • 11 g
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • Protein
  • 34 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 2 g
  • Sodium
  • 280 mg