Herby Pine Nut Chicken With Vegetable Pearl Barley

Ingredients

12 chicken breast tenders
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tablespoons basil, minced
1 tablespoon thyme, minced
1 tablespoon parsley, minced
cup pine nuts, crushed
4 tablespoons green onion, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons mint, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
Zest of 1 lemon
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup pearl barley, rinsed
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup corn, drained
1/2 red onion, minced
1/4 cup white wine
Olive oil

Preparation

1
Place 3 cups of water to boil on the stove.
2
Drop in pearly barley, add a few pinches of salt and allow to cook 30-40 minutes.
3
During last 20 minutes of barley’s cooking, toss celery, corn and red onion in a pan with a bit of olive oil. Cook on medium low heat until veggies have softened slightly, approximately 5 minutes. Add white wine and cook another 5-7 minutes or until onions are translucent. Remove from heat.
4
As veggies rest and pearl barley finishes boiling, mix flour with green onions, herbs, spices and pine nuts. Add zest and mix well.
5
Sseason both sides of chicken with salt, if desired.
6
Dip chicken in egg and coat in flour and herb mixture.
7
Drop a bit of olive oil in a pan on the stove and once the temperature is right, lay in chicken. Cook until juices run clear, approximately 3-4 minutes on each side.
8
To finish off meal, mix veggies into pearl barley and serve with chicken.

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December 3, 2009

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