Couscous Salad with Chicken, Dates, and Walnuts

Couscous Salad with Chicken, Dates, and Walnuts
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 7
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 371.4
  • Total Fat: 12.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 49.3 mg
  • Sodium: 46.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 50.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.6 g
  • Protein: 17.0 g

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From Cooking Light
Total: 20 Minutes
From Cooking Light
Total: 20 Minutes

Number of Servings: 7


    1 1/2 cups water
    1 cup uncooked couscous
    1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
    2 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
    3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
    3/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
    2/3 cup chopped walnuts
    1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    12 pitted Medjool dates, diced
    1 green onion, thinly sliced
    1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
    3 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 12 ounces)
    2 garlic cloves, mashed to a paste


The nutritional info calculated by Sparkpeople differs from that on Cooking Light. Cooking Light says amount per serving = Calories: 323.


1. Preheat broiler to high.
2. Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in couscous; cover pan. Remove from heat; let couscous mixture stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Uncover pan; fluff couscous with a fork. Combine buttermilk, 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add couscous, walnuts, cilantro, dates, and green onion; stir mixture gently to combine.
3. Drizzle olive oil evenly over chicken thighs; sprinkle both sides of chicken with remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and garlic. Arrange chicken in a single layer in a large ovenproof skillet. Broil chicken for 5 minutes; turn chicken over. Broil an additional 3 minutes or until done. Remove chicken from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Pour pan juices into couscous mixture; toss gently to combine. Spoon about 1 cup couscous mixture onto each of 6 plates. Slice chicken crosswise; divide chicken evenly over couscous.

Serving Size: Serves 6

Number of Servings: 7

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BLB515.