Warm Pearl Barley and Chicken Breast Salad

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 40 minutes
  • 3 servings

This warm salad has pretty much everything in it: meat and cereals, greenies and legumes. Therefore, you should try and use one of the largest bowls in your kitchen. These quantities are for 3 servings. Eat responsibly.

Ingredients Needed for Warm Pearl Barley and Chicken Breast Salad

1 cup pearl barley
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 bay leaves
3 garlic cloves, chopped
½ onion, sliced
1 chili, sliced
4 kale leaves, cut and chopped
½ medium cucumber, cubed
5 ounces of chicken breast, cooked and pulled
3 cherry tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
4 mint leaves, chopped
4 fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon pine nut, fried
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt
pepper

How to Cook Warm Pearl Barley and Chicken Breast Salad

  1. Heat approximately 3 cups of water in a pot over medium heat, salt it and add the pearl barley. Cook and stir for 25 minutes.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over low heat. Add the bay leaves, garlic, and onion. Cook and stir until tender, or for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add the chili and the boiled pearl barley. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
  4. Add the kale leaves and stir them in. Cook for 1 minute more and remove from heat.
  5. Transfer the barley mixture to a bowl. Add the cucumber, chicken breast, cherry tomatoes, parsley, mint and basil leaves, the pine nuts, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and mix until even.

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