Chicken and Apricot Salad

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by ellie_

I came across this recipe when looking for things to make with fresh apricots during the too-short apricot season. Although I haven't made this yet I am planning on making it before the apricot season is over. Recipe source: Real Simple (June 2004)

Top Review by Kittencal@recipezazz

This is a fantastic salad! I left out the fresh mint as I did not have any, the combination of all the flavors are perfrect together, I love this salad! thanks Ellie!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the couscous in a large salad bowl.
  2. In a medium saucepan bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil and stir in the cinnamon, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  3. Pour mixture over the couscous. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until couscous is soft. Uncover and fluff with fork. Stir in parsley, mint and 2 tablespoons oil. Set aside.
  4. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces and place in a seperate bowl. Add the apricots, shallot and pistachios. Toss.
  5. Drizzle with the vinegar and remainining oil. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Toss.
  6. Add chicken mixture to couscous in salad bowl and toss.
  7. Garnish with parsley sprigs if desired.

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