Monday, May 22, 2017

Barley & Kale Salad with Chicken

This recipe is my back-up!  I tend to forget about dinner sometimes, and when I do, this is my go-to meal.  I know that I always have these ingredients in the kitchen and I can throw this together really quickly for a fast & healthy dinner.  I'm honestly so addicted to how refreshing this salad is.  Try out this baby and tell me what you think.Barley & Kale Salad with Chicken- Life with the HawleysFrom the Kitchen of Darby HawleyIngredients:
1/2 barley, Italian farro, & kamut wheat mix (if you can't find this, a pearl barley is a great substitute)
1 lb chicken tenders, cut into 1-inch pieces
sea salt & ground pepper, to taste
1-2 tbs bacon fat
3-4 cups kale leaves with the stems removed, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/3 cup feta, crumbled,
15 oz can chick peas, rinsed & drained
1 avocado, cubed
1/4 cup red onion, diced finely
1. Cook barley mix according to package instructions.  While that barley is cooking, season chicken with sea salt & pepper and sauté in a heated skillet (I always use cast iron) until browned.
2. Toss together remaining ingredients with the lemon vinaigrette dressing, and then top with cooled barley and chicken.
3. Enjoy!
xoxo Darby

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