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Apple, Fennel & Chicken Salad with Couscous


Makes: 4 servings


12 ounces boneless chicken breast
3 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
1 cup whole wheat couscous
2 medium red apples
1 tablespoon lemon juice (divided)
1 fennel bulb
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups fresh baby spinach
1/8 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

  1. Slice chicken breasts crosswise into 1/2" strips.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add chicken, cook 8-10 minutes until done, stirring occasionally, remove from heat.
  4. While chicken is sautéing, cook couscous according to package directions, let cool.
  5. Core and chop apples, place in large bowl; toss with 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
  6. Chop fennel bulb (discarding stem and fronds) and add to bowl.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk remaining oil and lemon juice with balsamic vinegar, sugar, and pepper.
  8. Add chicken, couscous, spinach, and walnuts to bowl with apples and fennel.
  9. Drizzle with dressing, toss to coat, and serve.

Total Cost: $9.93
Serving Cost: $2.48

Source: What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl