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Cook/Prep Time
COOK/PREP TIME 35 MINUTES
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SERVINGS 4
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Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Couscous Salad with Pesto
Grilled zucchini and peppers are diced and tossed with couscous and pesto, topped with chicken breasts to round out the meal.

INGREDIENTS

 4 COLEMAN ORGANIC® Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts,Thin-sliced 

(Alternate: COLEMAN NATURAL® Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Thin-sliced) 

Pesto: 

2 cups packed fresh basil  

1/4 cup toasted pine nuts  

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese  

2 tbsp lemon juice 

1 tsp finely grated lemon zest 

2 cloves garlic, minced  

1/4 tsp each salt and freshly ground pepper  

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil  

Salad: 

1 tbsp olive oil 

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar  

2 cloves garlic, minced 

1/2 tsp each salt and freshly ground pepper 

1 red pepper, quartered and seeded 

1 zucchini, sliced lengthwise 

1 white onion, sliced into rings 

1 cup dry Israeli couscous, cooked 


INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Pesto: Place the basil, pine nuts, cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. With the motor running, slowly add the oil until well combined. 
  2. Salad: Preheat the grill to medium-high; lightly coat the grate with cooking oil. Whisk the olive oil with the vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Toss some of the mixture with the red pepper, zucchini and onion. Brush the remaining mixture all over chicken.  
  3. Grill the chicken and vegetables, turning as needed, for 10 to 15 minutes or until cooked though and well-marked. Cool completely. Thinly slice the chicken and chop the vegetables.   
  4. Toss the couscous with the chopped vegetables and 1/3 cup pesto. Divide evenly between 4 plates and top with sliced chicken. Drizzle each salad with 1 tbsp additional pesto. Leftover pesto can be stored in a tightly covered container for up to 5 days. 

TIPS
  1. Toast pine nuts at 350°F, in a single layer, for 7 to 10 minutes or until golden and fragrant.  
  2. For extra flavor, cook the couscous in chicken broth. 

NUTRITIONALS
603
CALORIES
5g
SAT FAT
321mg
SODIUM
5.5g
SUGARS
31g
PROTEIN
  • Serving Size 1 cup salad with 1 chicken breast and 1 tbsp pesto

  • Servings Per Container 4

  • Amount Per Serving
    (* % of Daily Value)

  • Calories 603

  • Calories from Fat 31g

  • Total Fat 31g (48%)

  • Saturated Fat 5g (25%)

  • Trans Fat 0g

  • Cholesterol 65mg (22%)

  • Sodium 321mg (13%)

  • Total Carbohydrate 60g (20%)

  • Dietary Fiber 18g

  • Sugars 5.5g

  • Protein 31g

  • Vitamin A 74%

  • Vitamin C 51%

  • Calcium 62%

  • Iron 12%

  • * Percent of Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

    ** This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label may vary slightly.