Southwest style Barley 'n Beans with Lime Chicken

Southwest style Barley 'n Beans with Lime Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 316.6
  • Total Fat: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.5 mg
  • Sodium: 883.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 51.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.1 g
  • Protein: 24.9 g

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This is a spicy dish not for the faint at heart! This is a spicy dish not for the faint at heart!
Number of Servings: 5


    2 Cups Chicken broth or bouillon
    1 Cup Quaker Quick Barley
    2 Cups corn cut from cob (if using canned drain and rinse)
    2 Cups Red Kidney beans drained and rinsed
    1/2 cup Green Bell Peppers coarse chopped
    1 Tablespoon Southwestern Seasoning (I use Emeril's)
    1 Pound Boneless skinless Chicken Tenders
    Juice of 1 fresh Lime or 1 Tablespoon lime juice
    1 Tablespoon Canola oil


Cook barley in chicken broth according to package directions. While that is cooking, prepare vegetables. Put corn and beans in a bowl and set aside. Saute green peppers in the canola oil until somewhat limp but still bright green colored. Remove from pan and set aside for now. Drizzle chicken tenders with lime juice and add salt and pepper to taste. Cook in pan you used to cook the green peppers. Cook until nicely browned and just done. (If you over cook them they will be tough) About 5 minutes before the barley is done add the southwest seasoning and the vegetables. Cook until all water is absorbed by barley. After the chicken is done add the bell peppers to the barley and beans and mix well to combine. Serve one cup beans and barley with 1 chicken tender.

Makes 5 - 1 cup servings
1 chicken tender for each serving

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BEVERLYJEANNE.

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  • This is a keeper. I added some fresh cilantro as a garnish, which added some extra flavor. - 4/18/16

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  • Very Good
    This was delicious, will become a favorite. - 1/22/11

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  • Incredible!
    Made this last night and it was really good! I had to substitute green chili for the green pepper, which made it really spicey. - 1/8/10

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