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Broccoli Barley Saute

Here's a fun way to "spice up" your skillet suppers! Barley is a nice change of pace from rice, and the veggies and peanuts add a fun and festive crunch.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts, optional

Directions

  • Prepare barley according to package directions. In a small bowl, combine water, soy sauce and cornstarch; set aside. In a large skillet or wok, saute garlic in oil for 15 seconds. Add carrots; stir-fry for 1 minute. add broccoli and onions; stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Stir in soy sauce mixture; simmer and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Add chicken an barley; heat through. Stir in peanuts if desired.

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