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Nutrition Facts

Calories 393
  Calories from Fat 82 (21%)
(14%)Total Fat 9g
(7%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
(13%)Cholesterol 40mg
(4%)Sodium 87mg
(12%)Potassium 407mg
Total Carbohydrate 56g
(20%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 11g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(44%)Protein 22g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Fruited Couscous Salad with Chicken


  • Salad:2 1/4 cups water

  • 2 Tbs chicken bouillon granules

  • 1 3/4 cups couscous, uncooked

  • 2 cups boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped (one pepper)

  • 1 carrot, chopped

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

  • 1 green apple, chopped

  • 3 green onions, chopped

  • 1/4 cup parsley sprigs, finely minced

  • Dressing:1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 3 Tbs olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1/2 tsp curry powder

  • 1/4 tsp cumin

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric

  • 1/4 tsp Tabasco sauce

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

The colorful salad is a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds. The perfect dish to feed a crowd or take to a potluck.


  • In a jar or small bowl, blend together lemon juice, oil, garlic, curry powder, cumin, turmeric, Tabasco, and black pepper. Set aside.
  • In a medium sauce pan, bring water to a boil, stir in chicken bouillon and add couscous. Mix couscous with a fork; cover and remove from heat. Let stand until broth is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork and transfer to a large bowl. Place bowl in refrigerator for about 5 minutes to cool.
  • When couscous has cooled, mix in cooked chicken, red pepper, carrots, dried cranberries, apple, green onions and parsley. Add lemon dressing and toss well.
  • Chill at least one hour before serving.

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