Chicken and Couscous Salad Recipe

Couscous is a traditional African food and constitutes an important place in the diet of Semolina people and is mostly served with broth. Couscous is widely used in salads and is well-received every time it is served. A well-known couscous salad is ‘Chicken and Couscous salad’, which doesn’t take much time to get prepared and offers a delectable taste. This easy to prepare salad is a source of Proteins, selenium and potassium and therefore loved by health conscious people.

One can use it both as a main dish as well as side dish. Besides that if you’re a working mom, it can be a quick solution to odd-time between-the-meals hunger pangs.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Serving Size: 4
Utensils: saucepan, spoon or stirrer, large bowl


– 1 1/4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
– 1 (5.7-ounce) box uncooked couscous
– 1 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken (about 6 ounces)
– 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
– 1/2 cup diced radishes (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


  • 1

    Boil the broth in a pot / saucepan and slowly pour in couscous while stirring. Take it away from the heat, cover and let it stay for about 5 minutes.

  • 2

    Now transfer it into a large bowl after it cools down. Now add chicken, cucumber, radishes, onions, pine nuts and parsley and toss and shake gently to mix or combine it.

  • 3

    For dressing, add vinegar along with the dressing-ingredients and keep fluffing. Now sprinkle this dressing over the salad. Your delicious ‘Chicken and Couscous salad’ is ready to be served.

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