Moroccan Chicken Salad

Author: Canadian Living

Couscous is one of the easiest starches to prepare and only requires boiling a kettle. Using cooked rotisserie chicken makes this salad so easy.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: August 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 cup grape tomato halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 sweet orange pepper diced
  • 1/2 sweet red pepper diced
  • 1/2 English cucumber chopped
  • 1/3 cup whole salted dry roasted almonds coarsely chopped
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Method

In large heatproof bowl, stir 1 cup boiling water with couscous; cover and let stand until absorbed, about 5 minutes. Fluff with fork; let cool to room temperature.

Add chicken, tomatoes, orange and red peppers, cucumber, almonds, green onions, cilantro and mint.

Dressing: Whisk together oil, lemon juice, honey, cumin, salt, cinnamon, chili powder, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Drizzle over salad and toss gently.

Nutritional facts Per each of 6 servings: about

  • Sodium 265 mg
  • Protein 21 g
  • Calories 362.0
  • Total fat 17 g
  • Potassium 362 mg
  • Cholesterol 42 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 34 g

%RDI

  • Iron 19.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 10.0
  • Vitamin C 75.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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