This earned big thumbs-up from us The version printed in CL is just a tad different than the one above, so I don't think you could go wrong either way.
The vegetable prep was really soothing- I was so in the mood to make mounds of pretty, colorful sliced veggies! I thawed in the microwave then broiled the chicken while prepping the veggies and getting all of the ingredients together.
It took me about 2 1/2 cups of broth/water and about 30 minutes to get the barley to the right consistency (for our tastes), but I did more simmering than stirring.
The only ingredient change was to sub basil for cilantro (we're not big on cilantro here).
Wonderful, bright taste. Not too spicy, not too sweet. I could see this with pork, shrimp, tofu- so versatile. A definite repeater.
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