Recipe Summary

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings

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This recipe is...

  • low in fat
  • rich in grains
  • rich in protein
  • lower in carbs
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Fall Chicken Fricassee with Barley Pilaf

This recipe serves:  4
For the chicken:
1 ounce dried mushrooms
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup canned, chopped, Italian tomatoes
For the barley:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup pearl barley
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
Cooking Instructions
1. Place the mushrooms in a microwave safe bowl and add 1 cup of water. Microwave on low power for 1 minute and let stand for 5 minutes. Lift the mushrooms from the liquid and rinse them under cold water to remove any grit. Strain the liquid through a fine sieve lined with a paper towel and reserve the liquid.

2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. While the oil heats, season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the pan and brown on all sides.

3. Add the wine, letting it boil rapidly for a minute and then stir with a wooden spoon to remove any browned bits that may be stuck to the pan.

4. Add the mushrooms, reserved liquid and the tomatoes. Turn down the heat so that the mixture simmers slowly and place a lid, slightly ajar, over the skillet. Cook until the chicken is completely tender, about 25 minutes. Taste the cooking liquid and adjust the salt and pepper to taste.

5. Meanwhile, heat the oil over medium-low heat in a small oven-proof pot. Add the onion and cook until it becomes translucent but not brown, about 3 to 4 minutes.

6. Add the barley, a pinch of salt and a few twists of freshly ground pepper. Stir to coat the barley evenly with oil. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

7. Add the broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat so that the broth is barely simmering, cover with foil and cook until the barley is tender, about 20 minutes.

8. Divide the barley among 4 bowls, spoon the chicken mixture over the top and serve.

Serving Size: 1 bowl with chicken and barley

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 4

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 332
  • Carbohydrate
  • 27 g
  • Fat
  • 11 g
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • Protein
  • 27 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 2 g
  • Sodium
  • 533 mg