Smothered Chicken With Barley

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Got this one online from someone else's site. It's fantastic. I never use the mint flakes, as I don't have any.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in small bowl, rub chicken with half of spice mixture.
  2. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over med-high heat. Add chicken, cook 1 min on each side or until browned. Remove from pan.
  3. Recoat skillet with spray, add chopped onion, bell pepper, and soy sauce. Cook over med-high heat 3 minutes until vegetables are lightly browned.
  4. Add broth, barley, tomatoes, and remaining spice mixture. Stir well.
  5. Add chicken to skillet, nestling thighs into vegetable mixture.
  6. Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer 55 minutes or until chicken is done.
  7. Let stand 15 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with green onions.
Most Helpful

We enjoyed this meal. I did double up on the spices, using half for the chicken, and the remainder into the pot to season the barley and vegetables. Thank you for sharing this recipe :)

Pinay0618 June 06, 2009

My family enjoyed this recipe. It was the first time I used barley in place of rice in a dish like this and they enjoyed the texture and nuttiness of the barley. Will use leftovers in burritos.

pahennon January 20, 2009