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Apricot Couscous Chicken Salad

Apricot Couscous Chicken Salad

Middle East spices flavor this couscous, apricot and chicken main dish salad.


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30 min
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
8
servings

Ingredients

Dressing

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/3 cup orange juice

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon dried coriander  

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Salad

1 (5.6-ounce) package toasted pine nuts couscous mix  

3/4 cup chopped dried apricots

3 cups cubed cooked chicken

3 (3/4-ounce) slices white Land O Lakes® Deli American, coarsely chopped

1 medium (1 cup) green bell pepper, chopped

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped

2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

8 butter lettuce leaves

Fresh mint leaves, if desired

 

 *Substitute 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro. **Substitute 1 (5.6-ounce) package of your favorite flavored couscous mix.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all dressing ingredients in jar or container with tight-fitting lid. Shake well to mix. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Prepare couscous mix as directed on package, stirring in chopped apricots with couscous.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine couscous mixture and all remaining salad ingredients except lettuce and mint leaves in bowl. Refrigerate 1-4 hours to blend flavors.

  4. STEP 4

    Add dressing to couscous mixture. Toss to coat.

  5. STEP 5

    Place lettuce leaves onto serving plates; place about 1 cup salad onto each leaf. Garnish with mint leaves, if desired.

Tip #1

- Salad can also be served by lining salad bowl with lettuce leaves and spooning salad mixture on top.

Tip #2

- A fully cooked rotisserie chicken can be purchased at your supermarket for convenience. The slow cooked flavor will enhance this salad and make it even tastier. One chicken yields about 4 cups chicken once it is skinned and boned.

Tip #3

Nutrition (1 serving)

290 Calories
11 Fat (g)
50 Cholesterol (mg)
480 Sodium (mg)
26 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
22 Protein (g)
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