Simply Delicious Couscous Chicken Salad Recipe

by Eleanor Craig
Simply Delicious Couscous Chicken Salad Recipe

Couscous Chicken Salad Recipe. I recently bought a salad from a local deli, and it was SO good that I wanted to make my own. 

After doing some research and a lot of experimentation, I came up with this Couscous Chicken Salad recipe. It’s good on a bed of lettuce or by itself… you be the judge!

What in the heck is couscous? Couscous (/ˈkʊskʊs/ or /ˈkuːskuːs/) is a traditional North African dish made from a dry mixture of semolina and water. Couscous is like a blank canvass that can take the falvors of whatever you are mixing.

This Couscous Chicken Salad Recipe is a 20-minute salad recipe that is easy and quick to cook with lots of bright flavors. A perfect summer salad recipe

Simply Delicious Couscous Chicken Salad Recipe

Simply Delicious Couscous Chicken Salad Recipe

Eleanor Craig
If you’ve got leftover chicken (and even if you don’t), this Couscous Chicken Salad Recipe is a great summer salad to enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Moroccan
Servings 6 people
Calories 191 kcal



  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper to taste


  • 1 cup cooked couscous
  • 1 cup low-fat chicken broth
  • 1 cup cooked chicken chopped
  • ½ large red pepper chopped
  • ¼ cup sliced toasted almonds
  • ¼ cup raisins or currants chopped
  • ¼ cup grated Asiago or Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup cooked sweet corn sliced off the cob
  • 1 whole lettuce torn into bite-size pieces


  • Mix all the dressing ingredients and mix until well blended.
  • Prepare couscous according to the package. You can use low-fat chicken broth to add flavor. Let cool, fluff with a fork.
  • Spoon couscous into a large bowl.
  • Add chopped cooked chicken, red pepper, almonds, raisins, grated cheese and cut sweet corn.
  • Toss to mix.
  • To serve: Spoon chicken couscous mixture over a bed of lettuce, drizzle with dressing and enjoy!


Calories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 14gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 358mgPotassium: 304mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 630IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 106mgIron: 1mg
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