dish
Grilled Chicken Couscous Salad with Lemon-Yogurt Dressing

6
Serves
305
Calories
14
Nutrients
14
Vitamins

Ingredients

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups plain, non-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
1 cup cherry tomatoes , halved
1 medium cucumber , peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1 cup uncooked instant couscous
1/4 cup halved, pitted black olives
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Cooking Instructions

For the dressing:
1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk the lemon juice, pepper and sugar together. Whisk in the yogurt and olive oil. Stir in the mint. (The dressing can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for several days.)

For the salad:
1. In a resealable bag or shallow container, marinate the chicken breast in 1 cup of the dressing. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or overnight.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the tomatoes, cucumbers, scallions and the remaining dressing. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes or overnight.

3. Preheat the grill to medium.

4. Grill the chicken for about 6 minutes on each side, or until it is cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and when the chicken is cool enough to handle, slice it into thin strips. Toss the chicken with the vegetable mixture and refrigerate.

5. Bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil. Stir in the couscous and a pinch of salt, cover, remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff the couscous with a fork and transfer it to a large serving bowl. Stir in the vegetables and chicken and season with salt and pepper. (The salad can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. It can be served chilled or at room temperature.)

6. Garnish the salad with olives, feta cheese and mint sprigs.

Serving Size: 1 cup couscous with chicken

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 6
Serving Size
0
Calories
305
Protein
30 g
Total Carbohydrate
32 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Soluble Fiber
0 g
Insoluble Fiber
1 g
Sugar
6 g
Total Fat
7 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
Monounsaturated Fat
3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
59 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
0 g
Percent Calories from Protein
39 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
41 %
Percent Calories from Fat
20 %
Vitamin A
578 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
1 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Biotin
2 mcg
Vitamin C
17 mg
Vitamin D
4 IU
Folate
26 mcg
Vitamin E
1 IU
Vitamin K
28 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
0 mg
Calcium
281 mg
Iron
2 mg
Phosphorus
86 mg
Potassium
287 mg
Sodium
307 mg
Zinc
1 mg