WW Recipe of the Day: Mediterranean Chicken Couscous Salad
(243 calories | *4 WW Freestyle SmartPoints)

Simple. Healthy. Delicious.

A complete light meal in a bowl. This Mediterranean couscous salad is a winner.

Mediterranean Chicken Couscous Salad with cucumber and tomatoes in a blue serving bowl

WW Mediterranean Chicken Couscous Salad

And it tastes even better the next day after the flavors have had a chance to meld. So you can enjoy it for dinner and then again the next day for lunch.

Of all the Chicken salad recipes I’ve posted here on Simple Nourished Living this is a new favorite.
 

Skinny on Mediterranean Chicken Couscous Salad

This Mediterranean Chicken Couscous Salad requires quite a lot of chopping. But very little cooking if you have leftover cooked chicken.

I used leftover grilled chicken. Rotisserie chicken is another easy no-cook alternative.

Just boil the water for your couscous and you’re good to go.

Mediterranean Chicken Couscous Salad Recipe Variations

I added 1 teaspoon Zaatar seasoning, which is delicious but totally optional.

Mediterranean Salad with Couscous, Chicken, Tomatoes, Cucumber and Chickpeas in a blue serving dish

WW Mediterranean Salad with Couscous and Chicken

I also added a can of chickpeas for extra fiber. Other tasty additions that would be good include:

  • halved kalamata olives
  • chopped artichoke hearts
  • crumbled feta cheese

According to my calculations each serving has 243 calories and *6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *4 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

This is definitely on my make again list. Enjoy!

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Mediterranean Chicken Couscous Salad Recipe

A simple healthy and delicious light meal in a bowl, this Mediterranean Chicken Couscous Salad is a new favorite.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings (adjustable): 7
Calories: 243
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 1 box (5.8 ounces) couscous (I used Near East roasted garlic )
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup chopped English cucumber
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Prepare the couscous according to package directions, omitting the oil. Fluff the couscous with a fork.
  • In a large bowl combine the chicken, garbanzo beans, cucumber, tomatoes, parsley, mint and garlic. Gently stir in the couscous.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Pour dressing over couscous mixture and toss gently.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings.

Recipe Notes

I added 1 teaspoon Zaatar seasoning, which is delicious but totally optional. Other tasty additions to consider: halved kalamata olives, chopped artichoke hearts, crumbled feta cheese
 
Weight Watchers Points Plus: *6
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *5
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *4
Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Chicken Couscous Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 53
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.9g9%
Carbohydrates 30.8g10%
Fiber 2.3g9%
Protein 16.9g34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: couscous with chicken, Greek couscous salad
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Source: adapted from Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast: Weeknight Meals: Over 280 Incredible Supper Solutions

*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

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