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Baked Chicken with Apples and Barley

1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 medium-sized tart green apple, chopped
1-2 tbsp curry powder
1 cup pearled barley
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/2 tsp garlic salt
3 tbsp orange marmalade or apricot jam

1. Heat oil in large skillet; sauté onion, peppers and garlic 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add apple and curry powder; sauté 4 minutes longer. Stir in barley and chicken broth; bring to a boil, reduce heatand simmer 15 minutes.

2. Pour barley mixture into large baking dish or casserole. Arrange chicken breasts over the top and season with garlic salt. Cover and bake in a 350° oven for 45 minutes.

3. Remove cover, brush with marmalade or jam and continue to bake, uncovered, for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Serves 4. Analysis per serving: 431 calories, 34g protein, 8g fat,
9g fiber, 59g carbohydrate, 850 mg sodium

Reprinted with permission of the National Barley Foods Council (www.barleyfoods.org)

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