12 Reviews

Thumbs up all around the table! I added garlic, poultry seasoning, mushrooms and green beans. I could only find quick barley in my store, which knocked the bake time down to about half an hour, but I'm sure I'd enjoy the texture better with regular barley.

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Pinay0618 January 12, 2013

This was a great recipe. Makes a lot for two people, so I froze single servings and take them out for a quick and healthy dinner!

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jmhaan April 14, 2012

This is alright, it is inexpensive and easy to prepare. I used chicken stock instead of water and added some garlic and a pinch of thyme. But in my opinion the flavors were still lackluster, and it takes longer to bake than my family's willing to wait for dinner.

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TattooedMamaof2 October 09, 2009

This was OK...I added a little thyme and garlic as others have suggested. I might not have gotten the balance right. I like barley as a change of pace from rice though, so I might try this again with more flavors.

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Clarely September 29, 2008

I agree with Kittencal that this is like a creamy risotto. I used thyme, sage, forgot to put the garlic in and used 3/4 cup barley (all I had). I also used leftover lamb instead of chicken since hubbie brought some home the night before from a dinner and I wanted to use it up and it tasted just fine with everything else. Will definitely make again. Thanks.

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nemokitty September 26, 2008

This is like a creamy risotto, I also added in some fresh minced garlic, I used 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, also I doubled the recipe, thanks for sharing, we really enjoyed this dish!

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Kittencal@recipezazz February 16, 2008

This was exactly what I was looking for when I wanted to do something with that bag of barley I'd bought. I added some chopped portobello mushrooms to the celery and onions, used a dried little thyme, and subbed a can of low-sodium, fat free chicken broth for the water but otherwise followed the recipe to a tee. I'd really forgotten just how easy and flavorful a barley casserole could be. Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe!

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Targetgirl January 30, 2008

I enjoyed this more than regular chicken and rice (loved the big grains)! I used 2 tbs. butter and the leftover poached chicken water. Thanks Pattikay, for another delicious way to include barley in our diet! Roxygirl

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Roxygirl in Colorado September 11, 2007

Very good! I used cooked turkey rather than chicken and added a pinch of thyme and sage. The only problem I had was that I had greased up the 8" square pyrex baking dish, but the mixture didn't fit in the dish. I ended up moving it to a larger square pyrex pan. Thanks for another lovely dinner Pattikay!

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puppitypup June 06, 2007

Very nice comfort food without the guilt! It has lots of fiber and lots of flavor, but most of all it is easy to put together. It cooked in the stated time. I did substitute cream of mushroom soup and added one cup of frozen peas. We really enjoyed this. Thanks, Carole in Orlando

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carole in orlando May 15, 2007
Barley Chicken Casserole