Greek Chicken and Barley Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Greek Chicken and Barley Salad recipe? Learn how to make Greek Chicken and Barley Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by gmon011108017

Makes 8 servings



Dress up a Greek salad by adding barley to the cucumber, tomato, feta and kalamata olives. The addition of chicken makes this a one-dish meal that?s high in fiber and also a source of vitamins A and C

Recipe Ingredients for Greek Chicken and Barley Salad

12 ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided
1 cup uncooked pearl barley
2 cups Cucumber,cubed and seeded
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
74 g Yellow Hothouse Bell Pepper
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 garlic cloves, minced

Recipe Directions for Greek Chicken and Barley Salad

  1. To prepare salad, sprinkle chicken with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Add 1 cup broth; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until done. Cool; shred chicken. Discard broth.

  2. Bring 3 cups broth to a boil in a large saucepan; add barley. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Cool. Combine chicken, barley, cucumber, and next 4 ingredients (through olives) in a large bowl.

  3. To prepare dressing, combine 3 tablespoons oil, rind, and remaining ingredients; stir well. Add to barley mixture; toss well. Cover and chill.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 264.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
223
Calories from Fat
78
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.7g
13%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
554mg
23%
Potassium
169mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
22.8g
8%
Dietary Fiber
4.6g
18%
Sugars
1.7g
Protein
13.1g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 5% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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