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Southwestern Couscous Chicken Salad

Looking for a healthy and quick salad to serve your family for lunch or dinner? Of couscous you are! Look no further, and get ready to make this delicious southwestern couscous chicken salad.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword easy lunch recipe, gluten-free recipe, light recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 982kcal


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 ½ tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cups chopped fresh greens spinach, green leaf lettuce, kale
  • 1 cup shredded chicken
  • ½ cup couscous cooked
  • ½ cup corn
  • ½ cup black beans
  • Tortilla strips optional


  • Mix together the mayonnaise, milk, and dry ranch dressing in a bowl. Add in the chili powder, cayenne pepper, and cumin and mix well. Set aside.
  • Chop up greens, and add them to a large bowl. Add in the chicken, couscous, corn, black beans, and crushed tortilla chips if you want a little crunch. Pour ¼-1/2 cup of the dressing on the salad and mix well. Serve immediately.


Calories: 982kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 1361mg | Potassium: 830mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3725IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 4.3mg