Couscous Salad with Lemon-Soaked Grilled Chicken

II haven’t been posting much- but I sure have been eating a lot.

All summer we look for things that are easy to transport.  This is going to be one of our go-to portable and satisfying meals.

I used Israeli toasted couscous- even though it said not to use this- and it still turned out delicious.  Just boil in some chicken broth.



And drain and cool.  The book said to keep tossing until its cooled- I turned it out on a sheet pan to cool it down quickly (a trick I picked up from another book we were using at some point- I want to say Thomas Keller- but I’m not sure)IMG_3714

This gets mixed with minced onion and baby spinach.



Lastly, add the olive oil.IMG_3717


When it’s entirely cooled down it also gets lemon juice, garlic, parsley and pepper.


While all of this is going on, Chicken is marinating in some garlic and lemon juice for at least a couple of hours.  It then gets thrown on the grill.



Pop your salad on a  plate-



Add some of your lemon chicken-



Really tasty.  I like that it can be eaten cold- or the chicken can be grilled last minute and put on- either way super easy and fast option for dinner.  It tastes really light which is nice when it’s hot out- but it has ample pasta, veggie, and meat so it’s filling too.

What could be better?  May be drink with a nice glass of white wine.

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1 Response to Couscous Salad with Lemon-Soaked Grilled Chicken

  1. Kathy says:

    I was looking at this one. I’m glad you tried it and liked it. 🙂 I’m lagging behind on this book due to the lack of movement in my hand. This one doesn’t require a lot of chopping so I think I could do it with my left hand!!

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