Greek Chicken and Barley Salad

Greek Chicken and Barley Salad

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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."

- cook130

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Ingredients

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12 oz Chicken breasts boneless and skinless
1/8 tsp Kosher Salt
1 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
4 cups Low sodium chicken broth
1 cup pearl barley; uncooked
2 cups cucumber, English; cubed
1 cup grape tomatoes; halved
1/2 cup yellow bell pepper; cubed
1/3 cup reduced fat feta cheese; crumbled
1/4 cup kalamata olives; pitted and chopped
3 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp lemon rind
2 tablespoons Fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Fresh basil; minced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme; minced
1 teaspoon Red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cloves garlic; minced

Original recipe makes 8 Servings

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Preparation

For Salad:

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.

For Dressing:

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.

Notes

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.
cook130 2 years ago
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