Apricot Couscous Chicken Salad

Apricot Couscous Chicken Salad
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2 Reviews
Middle East spices flavor this couscous, apricot and chicken main dish salad.
30 min
Prep Time
1:30
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.

Directions

  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in jar or container with tight-fitting lid. Shake well to mix. Set aside.
  2. Prepare couscous mix as directed on package, stirring in chopped apricots with couscous.
  3. Combine couscous mixture and all remaining salad ingredients except lettuce and mint leaves in bowl. Refrigerate 1-4 hours to blend flavors.
  4. Add dressing to couscous mixture. Toss to coat.
  5. Place lettuce leaves onto serving plates; place about 1 cup salad onto each leaf. Garnish with mint leaves, if desired.

Recipe Tips

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

- 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.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

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

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Have been trying to find different ideas for couscous!! My Honey LOVES THIS!

Rating

The addition of 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh mint could be omitted without losing the overall goodness ofthe salad. A pinch of cinnamon might be used rather than 1/4 teaspoon because the flavour overides the subtleness of the ground coriander and cumin in the dressing.

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