Lemon Chicken With Barley
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces (season with salt & pepper if you like)
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup carrots sliced about 1/2- inch thick
- 1 package Knorr® One Skillet Meals - Lemon Chicken with Barley
- 1 package (6oz) baby spinach leaves
What do we love about this lemon chicken with barley recipe? It's deliciously simple, easy to make and nutritious! That's the mantra of many a household when it comes to time to cook dinner for the family. We all get busy with life, work, and our myriad responsibilities, so we're always looking for ways to "Make Meals That Do More."
This recipe is a good example of getting a lot for your money. You only need seven ingredients, and they're all easy to find at your local supermarket. We went shopping at Publix, where we took advantage of great deals like $1 off any one Knorr® One Skillet Meals. The one skillet meals come in several different flavors, and they're a great way to kick-start your dinner. They come with sustainably sourced ingredients and are nicely seasoned. All you need to do is add protein and veggies.
For our one-skillet meal, we wanted to use an ancient grain like barley (and this is organic barley, FYI). It's a creative departure from the norm that gives the dish a nutty flavor and chewy texture. We followed the package directions and added lean, boneless and skinless chicken, baby spinach and garlic. It's a good idea to toss the chicken in just a tiny bit of flour before adding it to the skillet, as it gives the meat a nice breaded coating. You can also experiment with your choice of protein and veggies.
This lemon chicken and barley meal for four comes together in less than half an hour and is super-easy to prepare. As an added bonus, you'll clean up quickly since you're only using one skillet! Finally, it's a lunch or dinner that you and your family can feel good about eating. Try it out, and let us know how you "make meals that do more" for your family. And for more great recipes, visit Vive Mejor.