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Bowl with chicken tabbouleh.

Tabbouleh (Tabouli) Salad with Chicken

A favorite easy weeknight dinner salad!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 491kcal


  • 3/4 cup bulgur
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 ounces arugula
  • 3/4 cup parsley flat leaf, chopped
  • 3/4 cup min chopped
  • 7 ounces cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts toasted
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and black pepper


  • Place the bulgur and boiling water in a bowl. Let soften for about 10 minutes or until the bulgur has absorbed the water.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Salt and pepper the chicken breasts and add them to the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until temp of 165. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  • Add the arugula, parsley, mint, tomatoes and pine nuts to the bowl with bulgur.
  • Thinly slice the chicken and add it to the bowl.
  • Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pour over the salad and toss to combine.


Herbs - can substitute your favorite herbs for the mint - thyme or tarragon would both be good. 
Use fresh squeezed lemon juice. 
If using larger tomatoes, dice them. 
Arugula - if you can't find or don't like, you can substitute spinach or your favorite lettuce. 
Pine nuts - can sub almonds or p


Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 1066mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2928IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 4mg