Quick Chicken and Barley Stew Recipe
This chicken stew is filled with good-for-you vegetables and whole grains. Perfect for those first cool nights of autumn, this savory and satisfying stew tastes like it simmered for hours on the stovetop. It will actually take you just thirty minutes to have these bowls of goodness, at just 469 calories a serving, on the family supper table, which makes it the perfect meal for busy weeknights. Pieces of bacon add smoky richness to this stew, but you can make the dish even lighter by omitting it. Quick-Cooking Barley looks like oats when uncooked, but it will plump up in the broth for substance and fiber; and the wilted spinach is a great addition. This hearty stew is full of fresh flavors that work with each other to make up a dynamic dish that won't take you all day to cook, but wins with your crew every time.