Rating: 3 stars
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2

This is a nutrition-packed trio of foods you can put together in half an hour. Kids are guaranteed to love this new take on a tried-and-true classic, Chicken Tenders with Cucumber Salad and Chickpea Couscous. 

Everyday Food, March 2006

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prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Make salad: Quarter cucumber lengthwise; slice quarters 3/4 inch thick diagonally. In a medium bowl, combine cucumber, parsley, vinegar, and 1 tablespoon oil. Season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Set aside.

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  • Make couscous: In a small saucepan, combine chickpeas, raisins, 1 teaspoon oil, 1 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper; bring to a boil. Stir in couscous, and cover pot; remove from heat. Set aside (at least 5 minutes) while cooking chicken. Fluff couscous gently with a fork before serving.

  • Make chicken: In a medium bowl, combine ginger, coriander, 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper. Add chicken and toss to coat.

  • Cook chicken in two batches: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high; add half the chicken, and cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; add remaining tablespoon oil to skillet, and repeat with remaining chicken. Serve with cucumber salad and couscous.

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Reviews (3)

17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
09/03/2010
Very tasty! Omitted coriander, added garlic powder and cumin to chicken.
Rating: Unrated
06/22/2010
Sounds delic. Has anyone used quinoa instead of couscous?
Rating: Unrated
09/25/2009
Delicious, easy, fast, kids loved it. Would add some lemon to the couscous, but definately a repeat.
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