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Grilled Chicken & Lentil Couscous Salad

written by Head Health Nutter June 26, 2010

Looking for something light for the summer, tasty, healthy and packed full of protein for both meat lovers and vegetarians alike? This recipe is guaranteed to make you salivate and crave it nightly!

This salad was a total accident – the ingredients just kinda fell out of the fridge and into the bowl. It was SOOO scrumptious that I just had to share it with you. I haven’t tried it without the chicken yet but I’m positive the vegetarian version will be even better than the original.

By the way, this was my first time cooking couscous. I found out quickly that there’s a quick-cook couscous (which most stores sell) and an authentic variety.

Since I sourced my couscous from the bulk store, I didn’t realize I had the quick-cook version. I began preparing it like rice and in less than a minute, it was done! Even though I didn’t cook it properly, this salad still turned out surprisingly well.

Grilled Chicken & Lentil Couscous Salad

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Serves: 4-6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked couscous, fluffed
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 grilled, plain chicken breast, chopped into bite-sized chunks
  • 25 grams feta or goat's cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 large English cucumber, peeled and chopped into quartered pieces
  • 3/4 cup canned lentils, rinsed (or more for vegetarian version)
  • small handful of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp dried basil or oregano
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt & pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Prepare ingredients.
  2. Mix in a bowl
  3. Serve!

Notes

Nutritional info Calories 1,136.9 Total Fat 36.7 g Saturated Fat 8.4 g Polyunsaturated Fat 3.6 g Monounsaturated Fat 22.0 g Cholesterol 159.1 mg Sodium 463.6 mg Potassium 1,688.8 mg Total Carbohydrate 115.0 g Dietary Fiber 18.6 g Sugars 2.8 g Protein 85.2 g Vitamin A 32.5 % Vitamin B-12 22.0 % Vitamin B-6 98.6 % Vitamin C 54.6 % Vitamin D 0.0 % Vitamin E 21.4 % Calcium 25.4 % Copper 37.2 % Folate 95.6 % Iron 53.4 % Magnesium 45.4 % Manganese 67.0 % Niacin 158.5 % Pantothenic Acid 46.0 % Phosphorus 93.7 % Riboflavin 39.4 % Selenium 195.5 % Thiamin 48.0 % Zinc 38.5 % *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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1 comment

microphonesstyle July 1, 2010 at 2:58 am

It seems not difficult to make , but also very rich in nutrients. Indeed we can try at home. Thank you for the information.

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