I had never cooked with barley until I saw this recipe. I love one pot meals, so it’s right up my alley. Plus barley is good for you! It’s low in fat, high in fiber, and helps lower cholesterol. Not bad, right?!
2 cups barley
28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 cup dry vermouth
2 cups water
2 raw chicken breasts
1 package baby spinach
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
Thinly slice the onion and sauté in olive oil.
Once the onions are translucent, add the vermouth.
Once the vermouth has cooked off, add the tomatoes, water, and barley.
Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and add it right in.
Bring to a simmer and cover for about 40 minutes.
Uncover and taste the barley. Keep simmering if it needs more time.
Mix in the parmesan cheese and spinach. Season with salt and pepper.
Top with parmesan! I know, I’m so predictable…