Couscous Salad with Honey-Mustard Chicken

A light, lemony dressing perfectly coats tiny pearls of couscous and flavorful baked chicken in this Middle Eastern-inspired salad.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 4

Ingredients

Salad

3/4
cup uncooked couscous
Water
1
cup seedless red grapes, cut in half
1/4
cup sliced green onions
1/4
cup slivered almonds, toasted

Dressing

2
tablespoons olive oil
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
2
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper

Chicken

3
tablespoons honey
3
tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
4
boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 Cook couscous in water as directed on package. Cool uncovered for 20 minutes.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine all remaining salad ingredients. Add cooked couscous; toss gently to mix.
  • 3 In small jar with tight-fitting lid, combine all dressing ingredients; shake well. Pour dressing over salad; toss gently. Cover; refrigerate 1 to 2 hours to blend flavors.
  • 4 Heat oven to 425°F. Line shallow baking pan with foil; spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. In small bowl, combine honey, mustard, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; blend well. Place chicken breast halves in sprayed foil-lined pan. Spread chicken with half of honey-mustard mixture.
  • 5 Bake at 425°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear.
  • 6 To serve, arrange salad on individual serving plates. Cut chicken crosswise into slices; arrange on top of salads. Drizzle remaining honey-mustard mixture over chicken.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe
    Calories
    465
    (
    Calories from Fat
    135),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    75mg
    75%;
    Sodium
    1090mg
    1090%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    49g
    49%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    21g
    21%
    ),
    Protein
    33g
    33%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    12%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Very Lean Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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