Greek Chicken and Barley Salad
Try this Greek Chicken and Barley Salad recipe, or contribute your own."This is one of my favorites! 6 WW points plus per 1 cup serving. Filling, fresh and so tasty - it tastes so good I forget I am eating healthy! Keeps well in the fridge too." - cook130
Yield: 8 Servings Ready in 45 minutes
Cuisine: Main Ingredient: Barley
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|12 ozChicken breasts boneless and skinless|
|1/8 tspKosher Salt|
|1 tspExtra virgin olive oil|
|4 cupsLow sodium chicken broth|
|1 cuppearl barley; uncooked|
|2 cupscucumber, English; cubed|
|1 cupgrape tomatoes; halved|
|1/2 cupyellow bell pepper; cubed|
|1/3 cupreduced fat feta cheese; crumbled|
|1/4 cupkalamata olives; pitted and chopped|
|3 tablespoonsExtra virgin olive oil|
|1 tsplemon rind|
|2 tablespoonsFresh lemon juice|
|1 tablespoonFresh basil; minced|
|1 teaspoonfresh thyme; minced|
|1 teaspoonRed wine vinegar|
|1/2 teaspoonkosher salt|
|3 clovesgarlic; minced|
Greek Chicken and Barley Salad Preparation
Sprinkle chicken with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Add 1 cup broth; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until done. Cool; shred chicken. Discard broth.
Bring 3 cups broth to a boil in a large saucepan; add barley. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Cool. Combine chicken, barley, cucumber, tomatoes, bell pepper, feta, and olives in a large bowl.
Combine 3 tablespoons oil, rind, and remaining ingredients (lemon juice, basil, thyme, red wine vinegar, salt and garlic cloves); stir well. Add to barley mixture; toss well. Cover and chill.
Makes 8 servings, 1 cup each.
For a time saver use rotisserie chicken instead of shredding your own. Tastes better when chilled for atleast 2-3 hours so flavors can mix.
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This is one of my favorites! 6 WW points plus per 1 cup serving. Filling, fresh and so tasty - it tastes so good I forget I am eating healthy! Keeps well in the fridge too.
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