Recipe For Chicken Cous Cous Salad

Gooi & Enjoy™ is a Meal Dice Challenge created by PaperKutz and I was one of the lucky recipients of a set of these dice, together with a R100 Pick N Pay gift card voucher, a wooden spoon and a spoon rest. From this post here you can read in the comments that the spoon holder is by far the most amazing new item in my kitchen.

"Spoon Holder"
Spoon Holder

The dice come in a tin mug and consist of 5 basic dice for proteins, carbohydrates, herbs, an extra ingredient and cooking methods. There are 4 additional dice, one for each season of the year.

"Gooi & Enjoy™"
Gooi & Enjoy™

This South African created product will help you decide what to cook for dinner, using fresh ingredients. If you are a fan of the mystery basket in Master Chef, or Chopped, then these dice are for you. The idea is to roll the 5 basic dice, plus the seasonal vegetable dice and then cook dinner. I chose to use the spring and summer vegetable dice as we are sitting on the cusp of the two seasons, with spring vegetables slowly making their way out, and summer vegetables making their way in. Here was my roll of the Gooi & Enjoy™ dice.

"Gooi & Enjoy™ dice'
Gooi & Enjoy™ dice

Tasked to Create, Cook and Enjoy I made a cous cous salad for dinner. I was really challenged as I would ordinarily pan fry my chicken fillets! So, the dice achieved something for me as promised, they reinvigorated my cooking routine and made food fun!

Gooi & Enjoy™ Chicken Cous Cous Salad
Chicken Cous Cous Salad

4.7 from 3 reviews
Cous Cous Salad
 
A perfect salad for a warm summer evening.
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Ingredients
for the cous cous
  • 95g cous cous
  • 5mls oregano oil
  • Salt to season
  • 250mls boiling water
for the salad
  • Salted boiling water in the bottom pot of your steamer
  • 2 skinless, chicken breast fillets
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 10mls Dijon mustard
  • 4 sprigs fresh oreganum, divided
  • Corn off 1 cob
  • 4 baby marrows, thickly sliced
  • 8 baby tomatoes, quartered
for the vinaigrette
  • 45mls oregano oil
  • 15mls champagne vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 5mls Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
Method
for the cous cous
  1. Place the cous cous into a bowl
  2. Add the oil and the salt and mix with a fork
  3. Pour in the boiling water
  4. Cover with cling film and set aside until the water is absorbed
  5. Fluff the grains with a fork
for the salad
  1. Get your water boiling and set a steamer on top of the pot
  2. Season the chicken breast
  3. Brush on the mustard
  4. Pick the leaves off 2 sprigs and sprinkle onto the chicken breasts
  5. Steam for 12 minutes with a lid on the steamer
  6. Remove and set aside to rest before slicing
  7. Add the corn and 2 of the sprigs into the water
  8. Steam the baby marrows while cooking the corn for 3 minutes
  9. Drain the corn and set the corn and marrows aside
  10. Season the vegetables and toss into the cous cous, with the chicken
for the vinaigrette
  1. Mix all the ingredients together and dress the salad while still warm

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Disclosure: I was sent the dice which retail at R190 per set, to keep and review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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27 thoughts on “Recipe For Chicken Cous Cous Salad

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  2. How fun, Tandy! And such gorgeous wood too! 🙂

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    1. The quality is amazing Celia!

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  3. I meant couscous salad! x

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  4. That is so cool! Hahahahahaha! but what if you throw really strange combos? Your chicken cows-sous slad looks relish! 🙂

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    1. I will just have to work with the strange combo I suppose 🙂

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  5. Such fun, Tandy. 🙂 Super handy for those days when you really can’t think of anything to make. Digging the salad too, cous cous features heavily on my dinner menu in the warmer months. 🙂

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    1. I love cous cous and should make more use of it 🙂

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  6. What a fun and exciting way to decide on your meals! Love the dice! And your Cous Cous Salad just looks sooo fresh and tasty!!!

    Julie & Alesah
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    1. Thanks so much – I will ‘play’ this in December for lunches while we are on leave 🙂

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  7. What a fun thing, Tandy. 🙂 This would be so helpful on those days you can’t think of a thing to make. 🙂
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    1. Totally!

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  8. Your cous cous salad looks so tasty, very fresh and full of all the good food groups 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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    1. Thanks Uru 🙂

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  9. Oh, what fun – Tandy – and your dish looks YUM.
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    1. Thanks Rachel 🙂

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  10. Haha that’s a lot of fun! Never seen anything like this.

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    1. I think it would make a great kitchen tea gift 🙂

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  11. What fun dice! Love this South African project, will have to look into it. Biggest fan of chopped ever, I just love that show, can’t get enough of it.
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    1. I also love Chopped, but only the American version 🙂

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  12. These dice are an awesome idea! 🙂 Looks like you came up with a pretty awesome dish to- your salad looks amazing!
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    1. Thanks so much Von 🙂

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  13. What a brilliant concept Tandy – great way to get creative. Love your chicken couscous salad.
    Have a super afternoon.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. Thanks Mandy 🙂

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  14. What fun! The salad looks really yummy.

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    1. Thanks Sharon, it is fun 🙂

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