On Repeat, Mediterranean Chicken Cous Cous Salad

Monday, February 10, 2014


Local tomatoes, avocados, goat cheese, spinach. 

Wine.

Repeat. 

When I know I have my above go-to's, that I naturally gravitate to always, voila. Simple, delicious dinner that I really love throwing together. It makes my heart thankful for the colors, tastes, nutrition and beautiful gift of good food. Simple meals are the best, aren't they? 
And lately, this is one that's happily on repeat. 


Mediterranean Chicken Cous Cous Salad
{serves 2-3}

For the Chicken:
4 chicken breasts, rinsed & cut into chunks
1 small bunch of green onions, chopped
1 lemon
extra virgin olive oil
course sea salt
pepper
1/2 C kalamata olives + juice
1 TBS oregano
1/2 C white wine
2 cloves garlic, minced

For the Salad:
2 C fresh spinach, roughly chopped
1 avocado, sliced
2 C cherry tomatoes, halved
1 C prosciutto, roughly chopped
1/2 C goat cheese or feta
1 box of cous cous

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl or in the large baking dish -- to save washing another dish! -- toss the chicken with a generous amount of course sea salt and pepper. Trust your eyes for the right amount of salt to bring out the flavor! Squeeze the lemon onto the chicken, add the olives + juice, white wine, garlic, green onions, and a very generous glug of extra virgin olive oil. Toss to combine well. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until clear juice comes out of the chicken when sliced.

Cook the cous cous according to the box during the last five minutes the chicken is baking. I like a garlic and olive oil cous cous the best. If you decide not to use the accompanying seasonings, be sure to use your own. Toss the chicken with the cous cous, avocado, tomatoes, spinach, prosciutto and cheese. Ladle some of the remaining lemon, white wine, EVOO juices from the chicken dish as a dressing. Taste and season with salt as needed. Serve warm.


21 comments:

  1. This sounds and looks absolutely delicious!

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  2. I'm literally licking my lips right now - this looks so incredibly scrumptious!

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  3. great simple recipe, Mands! Miss you!!
    LOVE - lanneybear

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  4. Its 10am here and my mouth is watering for that delicious meal right now! Yum.
    I envy your cooking skils. My dinner landed in the trash last night because it was soooo bad.

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    1. That definitely happens to me too. :)

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  5. What a beautiful dish! Love all the colors!

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  6. This looks absolutely delicious and oh so healthy! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for reading! :)

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  7. This looks so good and so easy. Thanks!

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  8. This is absolutely gorgeous and looks so delicious! :) Thank you so much for sharing! and p.s.- I loved the pictures of y'all swimming with the whale sharks! This is definitely a "bucket list" of mine! Thank you for letting us live vicariously through this adventure! :)
    Hope you are having a lovely day!
    :) Rebecca

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    1. Aw thanks, Rebecca. Hope you get to do it one day!!

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  9. Putting this one on standby!

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  10. i'm going to make this for our girls valentines dinner!!

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    1. yay! hope you like it!!

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  11. Can I hire you as my personal chef! Goodness everything you make looks healthy, delicious and so fresh. Love it :)

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  12. OMG your baby boy is the sweetest! Those eyes - I melt ;-)
    You always make such delicious food - where do you get the inspiration from? How do you decide what to make?
    x

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    1. Hi Bailey! Mostly from walking the aisles of the store or farmer's market... or from whatever sounds good to me that day! And thank you :)

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  13. Haha yes, scrambled eggs! Not Danny's favorite nights. :) This looks delicious, my friend! And I wish I could see that cute beach baby bum in person!

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