Couscous Chicken Salad

Couscous Chicken Salad created by Rita1652

From Cooking Light. Posted for Zaar World Tour III North Africa. Needs to chill 2 hrs. or overnight.

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  • Bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  • Add chicken; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until chicken is done.
  • Remove chicken using a slotted spoon; set aside.
  • Cool slightly, and coarsely chop.
  • While chicken cools, add couscous to broth; stir well.
  • Cover and let stand 10 minutes.
  • Place couscous in a large bowl; cool completely.
  • Fluff with a fork.
  • Stir in basil and next 5 ingredients (basil through garlic).
  • Add chopped chicken, tomatoes, onions, and chickpeas; toss gently to combine.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
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  1. Mandy
    Delicious, made for my lunch, cheated a little & used shredded roast chicken & minced basil in a tube, added some fresh parsley for a hint of fresh. Very tasty and one I will make again for certain. Thanks for posting!
  2. Slatts
    This was just wonderful! Love the fresh flavors and lightness of the dish. The second day we ate it I added a little extra olive oil, salt, and pepper, and a handful of pinenuts. Great stuff and so healthy.
  3. Ilysse
    I was going to add to my origional post but I think I will just redo...I make this often. The whole family loves it. I have also passed the recipe on to friends who never would have tried something like this but love it. I use white balsamic vig and usually double the couscous but not the chickpeas. Everything else I just sort of feel my way through. I needed to bring this from summer to fall so I left out the tomatoes, changed the vin to apple cider vin and added diced apple. Everyone except DH loved I make it same as usual but use a can of roasted tomatoes for the fresh and everyone loves that too...I've also used balsamic vin with good reviews...all in all this is a great, easy, cheap meal that is my main go to dish...Its also great for picnics. Just toss together in a container and take it with you. I've also packed this in my kid's bentos b4...
  4. Rita1652
    I so cheated making this recipe!!!! I had leftovers from Recipe #170193, So I just shredded the chicken added diced tomatoes for the cherry tomatoes, and the rest of the ingredients. Yumalthy!
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