Roasted Chicken with Whole Grain Couscous & Side Salad

Updated: Feb 27

This dinner requires several pots but little cooking. The store-bought chicken provides a solid source of protein that can be a handy staple for several days. While the couscous supplies fiber & the squash vitamin A & fiber, & the salad contains vitamin C, potassium & healthy omega-3 oils.



Couscous is rich in Selenium. Selenium is an essential mineral with many health benefits. It’s a powerful antioxidant that helps your body repair damaged cells and decreases inflammation. It is also a good source of plant based protein, providing 6 grams per one-cup!

Cinnamon is the powerhouse of the spices, with higher antioxidant properties than almost any other food. Other Benefits Include: anti-inflammatory properties, supports healthy blood sugar levels, helps inhibit certain bacteria & fungi, boost mood & energy levels, supports healthy blood pressure & cholesterol levels.

Walnuts contain valuable and rare nutrients not found in many other food sources, including tannin, tellimagrandin & the flavanol morin. These antioxidant & anti-inflammatory phytonutrients have been linked with a decreased risk of breast cancer & prostate cancer. This magical nut is also known for boosting memory.



  • 1 store bought roasted chicken

  • package of couscous

  • cinnamon

  • raisins

  • frozen pureed orange winter squash

  • 1 small head Boston lettuce

  • 2 oranges

  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

  • vinaigrette dressing


  • Follow the package instructions for the couscous & add a pinch of cinnamon & a tsp of raisins per serving before bringing to a boil.

  • Heat the frozen squash in a small amount of water in a covered pot.

  • Wash & trim lettuce, tear into bite size pieces. Peel, seed & cut oranges into chunks. Combine lettuce, oranges, & walnuts into a bowl & toss. Drizzle with dressing & toss again.

  • Slice & serve chicken over your sides & salad.