Lemon Chicken and Arugula Salad

Lemon Chicken and Arugula Salad is a copycat Trader Joe’s recipe pairing rotisserie chicken with quinoa, couscous with fruit and arugula.

Lemon Chicken and Arugula Salad

Lemon Chicken and Arugula Salad

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Lemon Chicken and Arugula Salad is my recipe of the day with the blogging group Sunday Funday. We get together on Sundays to share our favorite recipes on a given topic. This week we are offering delicious recipes using couscous.

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Lemon Chicken and Arugula Salad

My recipe stems from a visit to a Trader Joe’s grocery store, which is across town from where I am. So I don’t get there often.

I was going to be needing something to eat not long after my visit, so when I saw this salad, I grabbed one. I liked it a lot and wish I had gotten two.

But it’s not too difficult to figure out how to make one. I did notice mine had the small couscous and before they had made these with the larger Israeli couscous. I made my copy on what I had tried. However, I imagine you can use either. Just refer to package directions on the couscous because they cook differently.

I had some extra dressing left which is nice on other salads. I also think the couscous/quinoa mix makes for a great grain salad in itself. You could stir chopped chicken in, or leave it out. I think I would also like this with cooked turkey.

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Lemon Chicken and Arugula Salad

Lemon Chicken and Arugula Salad

Lemon Chicken and Arugula Salad

Sue Lau
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish, Salad, Salad dressings
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 1701 kcal

Ingredients
  

Spicy Pimiento Dressing: (makes 1-1/2 cups dressing)

  • 4 ounce jar diced pimientos
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

Spiced Couscous:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground aleppo pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered chicken bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup dry couscous

Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked red quinoa start with 1/2 cup dry
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
  • 3 scallions finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely grated carrots
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 3 pounds cooked rotisserie chicken deboned

Instructions
 

Spicy Pimiento Dressing:

  • Place ingredients for dressing in a blender and puree until smooth.

Spiced Couscous:

  • Bring water and seasonings to boil.
  • Add dry couscous and stir.
  • Remove from heat and let stand covered for 5 minutes off the heat.
  • Cook red quinoa according to package directions and cool.
  • Stir couscous, red quinoa, raisins, currants, parsley, scallions and carrots together.
  • Slice chicken and set aside.
  • Place arugula in bowls or on a plate and top with desired amount of salad grains, chicken, and dressing.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

Nutrition

Calories: 1701kcalCarbohydrates: 110gProtein: 113gFat: 91gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 44gCholesterol: 327mgSodium: 1863mgPotassium: 929mgFiber: 11gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 3046IUVitamin C: 42mgCalcium: 121mgIron: 7mg
Keyword Copycat Recipes, Trader Joe's Recipes
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3 responses

  1. A healthy and a filling salad with all the right nutrients. Thanks for joining me

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