Barley with Tomatoes, Spinach, and Chicken
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…
April 10, 2014 @ 2:33 pm
I mean….wow this looks amazing!! I want to make this ASAP!
April 10, 2014 @ 9:05 pm
This looks absolutely delicious! I will definitely have to try it this weekend!
Gold Coast Girl
April 11, 2014 @ 3:02 pm
This looks delish and super healthy. I am for sure going to try it out. Thanks for the recipe!
July 17, 2014 @ 1:45 am
Finally got around to making this and loved it! I substituted the vermouth for white wine and parmesan for pecorino because that's what I had on hand but it worked great. Love this dish! I have a feeling it'll become a staple in the fall and winter months 🙂