Curried Barley Chicken Recipe

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Curried Barley Chicken Recipe

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The sweet taste of orange marmalade tops off this nicely seasoned chicken and barley dish.—National Barley Foods Council, Mary Sullivan, Spokane, Washington
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium tart apple, chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup medium pearl barley
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 tablespoons orange marmalade

Directions

In a large skillet, saute the onion, peppers and garlic in oil until crisp-tender. Stir in apple and curry; cook 1-2 minutes. Add broth and barley; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Transfer to a greased 9-in. square baking dish. Arrange chicken on barley mixture; sprinkle with garlic salt. Cover and bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Uncover; brush with the marmalade. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until chicken juices run clear and barley is tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Curried Barley Chicken in Country Woman July/August 1999, p41

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 327 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 723mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 10g fiber), 13g protein.

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium tart apple, chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup medium pearl barley
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 tablespoons orange marmalade
  1. In a large skillet, saute the onion, peppers and garlic in oil until crisp-tender. Stir in apple and curry; cook 1-2 minutes. Add broth and barley; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a greased 9-in. square baking dish. Arrange chicken on barley mixture; sprinkle with garlic salt. Cover and bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Uncover; brush with the marmalade. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until chicken juices run clear and barley is tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Curried Barley Chicken in Country Woman July/August 1999, p41

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