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lemon and herb chicken with barley

lemon and herb chicken with barley

This week’s delicious lemon and herb chicken with barley recipe is one of my family’s favourite meals. The flavours in the meal are suitable for adult as well as children’s tastes. It’s a very quick and delicious chicken meal to put together and is always a crowd pleaser. Invariably when I serve this someone asks for the recipe.

The lemon and herb barley chicken recipes uses barley instead of the more traditional rice. The barley is very high in fibre and vitamins but does not compromise on flavour.

So I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. It is ideal to take the chicken skin off before you eat it. Let me know how your cooking goes. See you next week, Leanne x

Here is a picture of what the dish looks like before you put it into the oven. Be careful to place the chicken in slowly so that the liquid underneath doesn’t splash out


Healthy lemon and herb chicken recipe

Lemon and herb chicken with barley


Lemon and herb chicken with barley

1 cup pearl barley

3 cups stock

1 whole chicken

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp lemon juice

45g/ half tub chicken rub spice


  1. Place the barley in a baking dish big enough to bake the chicken in and cover with the stock
  2. Place the chicken into separate bowl and pour the olive oil and lemon juice over
  3. Sprinkle the chicken with the spice rub and rub all over the chicken until it is well coated
  4. Place the chicken pieces gently onto the barley and bake at 180C for 90 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through




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