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Chicken Barley Stew


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  • 4 teaspoons Olive Oil, Divided
  • ◾1 pound Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast, Cut Into 3/4-inch Pieces
  • ◾1 teaspoon Salt, Divided
  • ◾1 teaspoon Ground Pepper, Divided
  • ◾1 Yellow Onion, Chopped
  • ◾2 Medium Carrots, Cut Into 1/2-circles
  • ◾1 stalk Celery, Cut Into 1/2-inch Dice
  • ◾3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • ◾1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • ◾1 cup Pearl Barley
  • ◾4 cups Chicken Broth
  • ◾1 can (14 Oz. Size) Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • ◾1/4 cup Minced Flat-leaf Parsley


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Step 1

Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a large saucepan set over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon ground pepper, and cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate and keep warm.

Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil in the saucepan. Add the onion, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables soften, about 5 minutes.

Add the garlic, thyme and remaining ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoons ground pepper. Cook for 1 minute.

Stir in the pearl barley, chicken broth and diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the barley is tender, 50–60 minutes. Stir in the chicken and parsley. Serve.

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