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Baked Chicken with Apples and Barley

Baked Chicken with Apples and Barley

Your family will love this warm and hearty whole grain barley and chicken casserole.

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  • 4Servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 medium tart green apple, chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 cup whole grain barley kernels
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt (or a little minced garlic)
  • 3 tablespoons orange marmalade or apricot jam


1. Preheat oven to 375°F

2. Heat oil in large skillet; sauté onion, bell peppers and garlic 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chopped apple and curry powder; sauté 4 minutes longer.

3. Stir in barley and chicken broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20-25 minutes.

4. Pour barley mixture into large baking dish or casserole. Arrange chicken breasts over barley and season with garlic salt. Cover and bake at 375°F for 45 minutes. 

5. Remove cover; brush chicken with marmalade. Continue to bake, uncovered, 15 minutes longer. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes.


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