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Portable Moroccan Chicken & Carrot Salad with Couscous & Harissa Dressing

Enjoy exotic flavors while on the go! Moroccan Chicken with fresh veggies and couscous which is beneficial for cardiovascular health and cancer prevention.

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Servings
1
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Duration
15 min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat couscous
  • 1/4red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black peppercorns
  • 3 1-oz boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders or strips (TIP: Alternatively, use 3-oz chicken
  • breast and increase cooking time to cook through.)
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp sliced dried unsweetened apricots
  • 1 tbsp slivered raw unsalted almonds, optional

Equipment:

  • 1 2-cup glass jar with lid

Preparation

  1. Cook couscous according to package directions. Fluff with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare harissa: In a blender or food processor, combine bell pepper, lemon juice, oil, cumin, paprika and peppercorns and blend until smooth; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine chicken and one-quarter of harissa and toss to coat. Mist a medium sauté pan with cooking spray and heat on medium. Add chicken and cook, turning once, until no pink remains in center, about 5 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle. Cut into bite-size pieces.
  4. Build salad: Add remaining harissa to bottom of jar. Layer parsley, couscous, carrot, mint, apricots, chicken and almonds (if using). Cover with lid and refrigerate. Just before serving, shake jar to distribute harissa. Make up to 1 day in advance.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 JAR
  • Calories 432
  • Carbohydrate Content 62 g
  • Cholesterol Content 49 mg
  • Fat Content 8 g
  • Fiber Content 13 g
  • Protein Content 31 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 102 mg
  • Sugar Content 8 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g