Barley, Chicken & Broccoli Salad (serves 6)

Prep Time: 1 mins Cook Time: 45 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cups water
  • 1 tsp kosher or sea salt, divided
  • 1 Cup Barley
  • 2 Chicken Breast, skinless boneless
  • 2 Cup Broccoli Florets (you could also use frozen)
  • 1/2 Cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Preparation

1. Bring water to a boil and 1/2 tsp salt.
2. Add barley, return to a boil, reduce to simmer, cover and cook for 35 minutes.
3. Place the chicken breasts of top of the barley, without stirring. Cover and cook another 5 minutes.
4. Add the broccoli and cook another 5 minutes until chicken and barley are cooked through, for a total cooking time of 45 minutes.
5. The barley should be tender but still chewy.
6. Remove the chicken and broccoli and chop into bite size pieces.
7. Combine the chicken, barley, broccoli, dried cranberries, orange juice, oil, and 1/2 tsp of the remaining salt in a bowl.
8. Serve warm or chilled.