Basil Chicken With Tomatoes Squash And Barley Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyCuisine
Main Ingredient


 Chicken parts3 Pound, skinned
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Black pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Olive oil/Vegetable oil3 Tablespoon
 Yellow onion1 Large, chopped
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), minced
 Sweet green pepper1 Small, cored, seeded, and diced
 Dry white wine1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Canned stewed tomatoes14 Ounce (1 Can)
 Basic chicken stock/Canned chicken broth1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Dried basil1⁄4 Teaspoon, crumbled
 Dried thyme1⁄4 Teaspoon, crumbled
 Medium pearl barley1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Zucchini1 Medium, cut into 1-inch cubes
 Yellow squash1 Medium, cut into 1-inch cubes
 Minced fresh basil/Minced fresh parsley1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3570 Calories from Fat 827

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 96 g147.1%

Saturated Fat 18.2 g91%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 956 mg

Sodium 3132.8 mg130.5%

Total Carbohydrates 317 g105.7%

Dietary Fiber 68.8 g275.4%

Sugars 54.7 g

Protein 345 g690.2%

Vitamin A 124.8% Vitamin C 433.2%

Calcium 50.3% Iron 156.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Pat the chicken dry with paper toweling and sprinkle with the salt and black pepper.
Heat the oil for 1 minute in a 4-quart flameproof casserole or Dutch oven over moderately high heat.
Add the chicken and saute for 5 minutes on each side.
Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Reduce the heat to moderate.
Add the onion, garlic, and green pepper to the casserole, and saute, stirring, for 5 minutes or until slightly softened.
Add the wine if desired, and boil, uncovered, for 1 minute.
Return the chicken to the casserole.
Add the tomatoes, stock, basil, and thyme.
Bring to a boil, adjust the heat so that the liquid bubbles gently, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink on the inside.
Mean while, cook the barley according to package directions.
Add the zucchini and yellow squash to the casserole, cover, and cook for 5 minutes.
Stir in the barley, cover, and simmer 5 minutes more.
Sprinkle with the basil before serving.