Pesto chicken salad

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:20 mins
  • No cook
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Serve this pesto chicken and couscous salad in lettuce leaves for a healthy supper. With added sundried tomatoes and pine nuts, it has lots of texture

Nutrient Unit
kcal 467
fat 15g
saturates 2g
carbs 36g
sugars 9g
fibre 6g
protein 44g
salt 0.6g
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  • 50g couscous
  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • 2 tbsp fat-free yogurt
  • 2 cooked skinless chicken breasts , shredded, or 200g leftover roast chicken, shredded
  • ½ small bunch of basil , leaves picked and torn, plus a few small leaves to serve
  • ½ cucumber , chopped
  • 2 sundried tomatoes in oil, drained and sliced
  • 2 Little Gem lettuces , leaves separated
  • 2 tsp toasted pine nuts
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  • STEP 1

Put the couscous in a large heatproof bowl and cover with 100ml boiling water. Stir in 1 tbsp pesto. Cover and leave for 8 mins.

  • STEP 2

Fluff the couscous with a fork, then stir in the rest of the pesto, the yogurt and some seasoning. Toss in the chicken, basil, cucumber and tomatoes.

  • STEP 3
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Spoon the couscous mix into the lettuce leaves and eat with your fingers, or serve over the lettuce like a salad. Scatter over the pine nuts and more basil before serving.

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