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Chicken couscous and chickpea salad

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Chicken couscous and chickpea salad


  • The dry chickpeas should be soaked in water overnight.
  • Place them in a pot with fresh water and boil them until they soften but are not completely cooked through.
  • When ready, drain and set aside.
  • To prepare the chicken breasts, drizzle with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add the basil leaves, mint leaves and lime juice. Let them marinate for 5 minutes.
  • Place a pan over high heat. Add the chicken and brown for 5 minutes on each side or until they are cooked through.
  • When ready, transfer to a plate and let it rest for 5 minutes. Then cut in to slices or cubes.
  • In the meantime, add a generous amount of water to a pot and bring to a boil.
  • Add salt and the couscous. Boil as directed on the box.
  • When ready, drain, transfer to a bowl and drizzle with some olive oil so they don’t stick together. Stir and set aside.
  • Prepare the dressing in a bowl by combining all of the ingredients (yogurt, mayonnaise, honey, spring onions and the juice from 2 limes).
  • Gently toss the dressing with the chicken, chickpeas and couscous.
  • Add the cucumber and cherry tomatoes.
  • Season to taste and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
19 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
26 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
12 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
11 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
10 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
50 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
14 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
6 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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