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Chicken, Vegetable and Gouda Couscous 

This recipe combines colourful and nutritious ingredients, the perfect combination for a great lunch! 

Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 5 minutes
Yield 4 to 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) sodium-reduced vegetable or chicken broth

    3/4 cup (180 mL) whole wheat couscous

    4 tsp (20 mL) honey or maple syrup

    2 tbsp (30 mL) cider vinegar

    3 tbsp (45 mL) canola oil

    Salt and freshly ground pepper

    2 green onions, chopped

    1 cup (250 mL) carrots, grated

    1 cup (250 mL) zucchini, grated

    1/2 yellow pepper, diced

    1 apple, diced

    1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Gouda, diced

    1 cup (250 mL) cooked chicken, chopped

    2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh mint, chopped

Nutritional information

  • Energy

    361 Calories

  • Protein

    20 g

  • Carbohydrate

    30 g

  • Fat

    18 g

  • Fibre

    3.2 g

  • Sodium

    358 mg

  • Top 5 nutrients provided by a serving of this recipe


    Nutrient and % DV*

  • Calcium

    21 % / 274 mg

  • Niacin

    56 %

  • Vitamin C

    40 %

  • Vitamin B12

    27 %

  • Vitamin A

    26 %


    * Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

  1. In a small saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Remove from heat, add couscous, stir, and cover. Let rest 5 minutes or until couscous has absorbed all the broth. Stir with a fork to separate the grains and let cool. 
  2. In a bowl, mix honey, vinegar, and oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and couscous. Mix well to distribute the ingredients throughout the couscous and serve. This dish can be served warm or cold. 

Your family will love this Chicken, Vegetable and Gouda Couscous, a total palate-pleaser! You can substitute the Gouda for Havarti, Cheddar or Mozzarella to vary the taste. There is a wide variety of Canadian cheeses with unique flavours and textures at the grocery store. 

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