Couscous Salad With Roasted Honey Dijon Chicken

Breakfast
Leafy
Mains
Poultry
Salad

Easy Level:

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Servings:

45081

With Christmas around the corner, here’s a colorful starter that’s not only tasty but healthy to boot! For those unaware, couscous is a fibre-rich item that is largely fat free has been trending and popular in the in various parts of the world.
We used chicken thighs for their flavour, and marinated with melted butter, dijon mustard, honey, salt, and left it overnight (or 4 hours depending). With that out of the way, you prep the oven and roast the meat, then the pumpkin. We used San Remo CousCous, made of durum wheat milled into fine semolina, as not only is it a good source of fibre, it is also easy to cook. After mixing, add in cranberries, pistachios, and mint leaves – finish it off with feta cheese and pomegranate seeds and mix.
Festive salad is now ready and good to serve for the family!
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Ingredients

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San Remo CousCous
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San Remo CousCous
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chicken stock
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ml
chicken stock
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boneless chicken thighs
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boneless chicken thighs
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g
pumpkin
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g
pumpkin
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g
baby spinach
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baby spinach
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cranberries
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cranberries
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pistachio (toasted)
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pistachio (toasted)
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feta cheese
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feta cheese
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mint leaves (julienned)
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mint leaves (julienned)
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pomegranate
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pomegranate
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tbsp
tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
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tbsp
tbsp
extra virgin olive oil

Marinade for chicken thighs:

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melted butter
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melted butter
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tbsp
Dijon mustard
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tbsp
Dijon mustard
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tbsp
honey
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tbsp
honey
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tsp
tsp
kosher salt
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tsp
tsp
kosher salt
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tsp
tsp
cracked black pepper
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tsp
tsp
cracked black pepper

Lemon Vinaigrette

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lemon juice
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tbsp
lemon juice
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tbsp
honey
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honey
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tsp
Dijon mustard
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tsp
Dijon mustard
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ml
extra virgin olive oil
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ml
extra virgin olive oil
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tsp
kosher salt
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tsp
kosher salt
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tsp
cracked black pepper
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tsp
cracked black pepper

Steps

1

Clean and pat dry 2 boneless chicken thighs.
Clean and pat dry 2 boneless chicken thighs.
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2

Marinate boneless chicken thighs with 2 tbsp melted butter, 2 tbsp Dijon mustard, 2 tbsp honey, ½ tsp kosher salt and ⅛ tsp cracked black pepper, for minimum 4 hours or overnight.
Marinate boneless chicken thighs with 2 tbsp melted butter, 2 tbsp Dijon mustard, 2 tbsp honey, ½ tsp kosher salt and ⅛ tsp cracked black pepper, for minimum 4 hours or overnight.
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3

Pre-heat oven to 200°C.
Pre-heat oven to 200°C.
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4

Place marinated chicken on a roasting rack.
Place marinated chicken on a roasting rack.
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5

Roast for 25 to 30 minutes until cooked and skin crispy and golden brown.
Roast for 25 to 30 minutes until cooked and skin crispy and golden brown.
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6

Remove and let it rest for 10 minutes before dicing.
Remove and let it rest for 10 minutes before dicing.
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7

Cut 300g pumpkin into 2cm cubes and transfer to a roasting tray.
Cut 300g pumpkin into 2cm cubes and transfer to a roasting tray.
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8

Mix in 1 tbsp olive oil and season with salt and cracked black pepper to taste.
Mix in 1 tbsp olive oil and season with salt and cracked black pepper to taste.
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9

Arrange the pumpkin, in a single layer on a baking tray. Roast for 15 minutes until tender. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
Arrange the pumpkin, in a single layer on a baking tray. Roast for 15 minutes until tender. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
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10

Pour 500g San Remo CousCous in a bowl.
Pour 500g San Remo CousCous in a bowl.
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11

Bring 600ml chicken stock to a boil.
Bring 600ml chicken stock to a boil.
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12

Pour chicken stock into the bowl, stir, cover with cling film and stand for 5 minutes.
Pour chicken stock into the bowl, stir, cover with cling film and stand for 5 minutes.
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13

Remove cling film, fluff with a fork to separate the grains.
Remove cling film, fluff with a fork to separate the grains.
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14

Whisk 4 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp honey, 2 tsp Dijon mustard, 60ml extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp kosher salt and ¼ tsp cracked black pepper. Set aside.
Whisk 4 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp honey, 2 tsp Dijon mustard, 60ml extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp kosher salt and ¼ tsp cracked black pepper. Set aside.
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15

Pour in the vinaigrette, mixing thoroughly.
Pour in the vinaigrette, mixing thoroughly.
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16

Add in 50g cranberries, toasted pistachio and 10g julienned mint leaves.
Add in 50g cranberries, toasted pistachio and 10g julienned mint leaves.
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17

Crumble the feta cheese and pomegranate seeds.
Crumble the feta cheese and pomegranate seeds.
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18

Mix through using a large spoon gently.
Mix through using a large spoon gently.
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19

Spoon into a plate. Add on baby spinach leaves, toasted pumpkin and cubed roasted Dijon honey chicken.
Spoon into a plate. Add on baby spinach leaves, toasted pumpkin and cubed roasted Dijon honey chicken.
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20

Serve immediately.
Serve immediately.
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