19 Aug Chicken and Couscous Salad
Sometimes one of the biggest challenges in the kitchen isn’t figuring out what meal to make, but what to do with the leftovers. This is a great way to use leftover chicken. It’s quick, easy, healthy and delicious!
Adapted from our partners at Cooking Light
INGREDIENTS (Makes 4 servings)
1 1/4 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
1 (5.7-ounce) box uncooked couscous
1 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken (~6 ounces)
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup radishes, diced (about 3 large)
1/2 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
To prepare salad, bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Spoon couscous into a large bowl; cool slightly. Add chicken, onions, radishes, cucumber, parsley, and pine nuts; toss gently to combine.
To prepare dressing, combine vinegar and remaining ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss to combine.
Note: You can toast nuts quickly in a dry skillet over medium-high heat. Stir frequently, and as soon as they become fragrant, remove the nuts from the pan.