Chicken zucchini couscous salad

I love to bring this to parties. It can quickly be prepared for a large crowd.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 357 / Protein 31g / Carbohydr. 29g / Fat 13g

Ingredients (2 servings)

150 gcouscous
300 gchicken fillet
100 garugula
150 gcherry tomatoes
50 gcashews
2 sprigsrosemary
1 tspmustard (wholegrain)
1 tbspbalsamic vinegar
2 tbspolive oil
1 tsphoney
olive oil for frying
flour to bread


salad servers (optional), small pot, meat tenderizer (optional), large frying pan, sealable glass (optional), large bowl, small frying pan, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Pinot Gris, dry, 2011
The light pear and almond flavors of the wine harmonize very well with this summer salad. The wine has a bright yellow color and is to be enjoyed at a temperature of 9 – 10°C/48 – 50°F.

Step 1

Chicken zucchini couscous salad

Allow couscous to stand and cook in boiled water, according to package instructions, and set aside.

small pot

150 g couscous

Step 2

Chicken zucchini couscous salad

Halve zucchini and cut into sticks. Finely chop rosemary and halve cherry tomatoes.

cutting board, knife

2 zucchini / 2 sprigs rosemary / 150 g cherry tomatoes

Step 3

Chicken zucchini couscous salad

Flatten chicken fillets and coat them lightly with some flour and the chopped rosemary.

meat tenderizer

300 g chicken fillet / flour to bread

Step 4

Chicken zucchini couscous salad

Toast cashews without oil in a small frying pan for approx. 2 – 3 min. until golden brown.

small frying pan, cooking spoon

50 g cashews

Step 5

Chicken zucchini couscous salad

Heat some olive oil in a frying pan and fry zucchini on all sides for approx. 8 – 10 min. until tender. Remove from pan and set aside.

large frying pan, cooking spoon

olive oil for frying

Step 6

Chicken zucchini couscous salad

Add a little more oil in the same pan and fry chicken in it for approx. 2 – 3 min. per side until golden brown. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with some lemon juice.

large frying pan, cooking spoon

olive oil for frying / 0.5 lemon / salt / pepper

Step 7

Chicken zucchini couscous salad

For the vinaigrette, combine olive oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, and salt and pepper. In a large bowl, toss couscous with zucchini, tomatoes, arugula, and cashews. Dress with vinaigrette and serve with sautéed chicken on top.

salad servers, sealable glass, large bowl

2 tbsp olive oil / 1 tbsp vinegar / 1 tsp mustard / 1 tsp honey / salt / pepper / 100 g arugula