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Chicken and Pearl Couscous Salad

Ground chicken, vegetables, and feta cheese tossed together with pearl couscous in a homemade vinaigrette. This Chicken and Pearl Couscous Salad is a quick, healthier dinner that is full of flavor!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken and Pearl Couscous Salad
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 390kcal

Ingredients

Chicken and Onion

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1/2 medium red onion diced

Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried ground thyme

Assembly

  • 1 cup Pearl Couscous cooked according to package instructions
  • 4 ounces Feta cheese crumbles
  • 1 medium cucumber cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

Instructions

Chicken and Onion

  • In a small bowl, stir together water and cornstarch until smooth. Add chicken, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined. Let sit for 10 minutes before cooking.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced red onion. Sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove onion and set aside.
  • Add another tablespoon of oil to skillet. Add chicken. Sauté until cooked through.

Dressing

  • In a small jar with lid, add all of the dressing ingredients. Seal with lid and shake until well combined.

Assembly

  • In a large bowl, stir together couscous with the cooked chicken and onion. Add dressing and stir until well combined.
  • Toss in feta, cucumber, and tomatoes.

Nutrition

Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 650mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 311IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 1mg