There is nothing like venturing into foreign lands, especially in the kitchen. As the evening wraps up, try taking a shot at a new type of chicken recipe. Try – Toasted Barley Chicken.
1 1/2 cup(s) pearl barley
3 teaspoon(s) olive oil
4 (about 1 pound) skinless, boneless chicken thighs , cut into 1-inch chunks
2 medium carrots, chopped
2 stalk(s) celery, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 package(s) (8-ounce) sliced mushrooms
1 can(s) (14- to 14 1/2-ounce) chicken broth, (1 3/4 cups)
2 cup(s) water
1/2 teaspoon(s) dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg
Salt and ground black pepper
Parsley leaves, for garnish
Heat deep nonstick 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add barley and cook 4 to 6 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring occasionally. Transfer barley to large bowl.
In same skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken and cook about 5 minutes or just until it loses its pink color on the outside, stirring occasionally. Transfer chicken to bowl with barley.
In same skillet, in remaining 1 teaspoon oil, cook carrots, celery, and onion over medium heat 7 to 8 minutes or until tender-crisp.
Stir in mushrooms and cook about 10 minutes longer or until most of liquid evaporates and vegetables are tender and lightly browned.
Return chicken and barley to skillet; stir in broth, water, thyme, nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat.
Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 30 to 35 minutes or until barley is tender and chicken is no longer pink in center.
Serve pilaf garnished with parsley leaves.
Recipe/Image Courtesy Of: Delish.com