Thai Chicken and Basil Barley
Serving Size: 1 c. of barley and 1/2 c. chicken

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly wash basil before using. Place basil, cheese, salt, pepper, garlic and spinach in food processor and pulse until combined. Stream in oil until an emulsion is formed. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  2. Cook barley according to instructions on package. Mix with pesto after fully cooked. Hold hot for service.
  3. Combine diced chicken and chile sauce. Cover with foil and bake in 350° F oven for 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165° F.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 oz. fresh basil
  • 2 T. parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c. + 1 T. olive oil
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. black pepper
  • 1 t. garlic
  • 1/4 c. fresh spinach
  • 2 3/4 c. barley
  • 24 oz. chicken, cooked, diced
  • 1 1/4 c. Thai sweet chile sauce

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