Chicken & Barley Salad
Servings Prep Time
3-4servings 10minutes
Cook Time
25-30minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4servings 10minutes
Cook Time
25-30minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2Cups BarleyCooked
  • 1 tbsp Dressingsee dressing recipe
  • 2tbsp packed finely chopped parsley
  • 1/4Cup Slivered almonds
  • 1/2Cup Grilled ChickenChopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 2Cups Baby Spinach
  • Salt & freshley Cracked Pepperto taste
Instructions
Dressing
  1. Whisk juice from half a lemon + 1 tsp minced garlic + 1/4 Cup olive oil together. Season with salt & freshly cracked pepper.
How to cook & make Barely
  1. 1/2 Cup of Barley (pearled) 1 1/2 Cup of water or chicken stock Salt (omit if using salted stock) Soak barely for several hours in couple cups of water, rinse and drain. Stir the soaked barley and water/stock in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Season with salt and cover and let it simmer for 25 to 30 minutes till it reaches the desired level of chewiness. Add more water if required or drain if there’s excess water.
Directions for preparing Barley Salad
  1. Take a large bowl and add the barley, slivered almond, chicken pieces, parsley, freshly cracked black pepper and desired amount of dressing. Season the spinach with salt and pepper and drizzle a little dressing on it. Serve the spinach on the side or mix it in the salad. As you can see, this chicken and barley salad is a fairly easy meal to assemble. The barley itself takes the most time to prepare, but you can easily make it in a larger batch early in the week and portion out for use in recipes like this or others throughout the week.
Recipe Notes

You can use any type of cooked chicken you’d like.  If you’re in a hurry you can use leftover chicken or even rotisserie chicken.  They are all a yummy addition.

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