Tasty Mediterranean-style chicken and couscous salad

This is a delicious and healthy chicken salad, perfect for one! Source: Getty Images

Looking for a quick and easy ‘dinner for one’ recipe that is also really tasty to eat? Then try Mediterranean-style chicken and couscous salad!

This recipe serves 1, but if you want to make more, all you need to do is increase the ingredients. It’s a great way to use up leftover vegetables too.


  • 1/4 cup wholemeal couscous
  • 1/2 cup shredded skinless cooked chicken
  • 1/2 green capsicum, deseeded, roughly chopped
  • 1 tomato, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 4 Kalamata olives
  • 125g canned chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves


  1. Place couscous in a heatproof bowl and stir in 1/4 cup boiling water. Cover and stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork to separate grains.
  2. Add chicken, capsicum, tomato, cucumber, olives, chickpeas and lemon juice to the bowl. Toss to combine. Season with pepper. Serve salad drizzled with oil and scattered with basil leaves.
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