Chicken with Toasted Barley
 
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Ingredients
  • 2 cups pearl barley
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless, cut into small pieces
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 8 to 10 mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 cups roughly chopped spinach
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
Instructions
  1. Prep all vegetables.
  2. Heat large skillet without oil.
  3. Cook barley 6 to 8 minutes until lightly browned. Poor into a bowl.
  4. Add Olive oil to skillet, then sauté chicken for 5 minutes, until chicken is white on outside.
  5. Remove chicken to the same bowl as the barley.
  6. Add onion and celery to pan and sauté 4 minutes.
  7. Add mushrooms, then cook for 5 to 8 minutes until most of liquid has cooked off.
  8. Return chicken and barley to pan, mixing with vegetables.
  9. Stir in the chicken broth, water, and seasonings.
  10. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce to a simmer, and cook 35 to 40 minutes until barley is tender.
  11. Stir in chopped spinach, sauteing 2 minutes.
  12. Serve and eat.
Recipe by JAQUO Lifestyle Magazine at http://jaquo.com/chicken-with-toasted-barley-recipe/