SI Autumn Masthead
ChefsGrocer_PearlBarleyRisotto_feature

Chicken and mushroom pearl barley

The Cook's Grocer

CHICKEN & MUSHROOM PEARL BARLEY RISOTTO BY THE COOK’S GROCER

Combining free range chicken breast, mushrooms, lemon zest and parmesan cheese with pearl barley to give you a delicious, nutritious twist on a dish that hits all those creamy notes we love in a risotto. Finished with rocket and a squeeze of lemon… Seriously mouthwatering.

30 Minutes. Free Range. Sugar Free. Easy!

Serves 2.

Ingredients

Version 3

2 x 180g free range chicken breast

1 brown onion

1 liter chicken stock

1/4 cup grated parmesan

1 cup pearl barley

30g rocket

1 lemon

100g button mushrooms

Start by grouping and preparing your ingredients into each of the components of the dish. Rinse vegetables and herbs.

HEAT STOCK & PREPARE BARLEY

Fill a kettle with water and boil. Place barley in a bowl and cover in boiled water. In a pot bring stock to a simmer.

PREPARE CHICKEN

In a bowl combine chicken with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper.

COOK MUSHROOMS

Finely slice the mushrooms and set aside. Heat a large non-stick fry pan to medium heat. Add a generous drizzle of olive oil and sauté the mushrooms for 5 minutes until softened. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. Reserve pan for chicken.

COOK RISOTTO

Bring a heavy based pot to a medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add onion and sauté for 2 – 3 minutes. Drain pearl barley then add to pot with zest of the lemon. Stir well. Add 1/3 of stock and stir occasionally until stock is almost absorbed. Repeat twice more with remaining stock. Allow to simmer until the barley is tender. Remove from heat. Stir in juice of half the lemon, mushrooms, parmesan, salt and pepper. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes.

GRILL CHICKEN

While risotto is cooking, heat a large non-stick fry pan to a medium to high heat. Place chicken into the pan and cook for 8 minutes, turning every 2 minutes. Remove from the pan, cover with foil and rest.

TO SERVE

Slice chicken into 1cm thick pieces. Divide the risotto among serving plates. Top with chicken, rocket, lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil to finish.

ChefsGrocer_PearlBarleyRisotto_1

Special Offer

Enter the code GET30OFF at The Cook’s Grocer online checkout to receive a $30 discount OFF your first order.

ABOUT THE COOK’S GROCER

The Cook’s Grocer is a gourmet ready to cook meal delivery service. They produce a weekly menu of healthy, ready to cook meals containing the finest locally sourced ingredients and simple to follow recipes, all designed to be to cooked in 30 minutes. Each meal is hand packed and measured to exact portions ensuring the highest quality and no waste. The Cook’s Grocer partner with Sydney’s leading restaurants, chefs, and nutritionists to develop recipes that will inspire you in the kitchen, without the fuss of planning and shopping. They deliver these fantastic meals to Canberra three days each week.

Click here to see what’s on the menu this week.

user

The Cook's Grocer

The Cook’s Grocer is a gourmet ready to cook meal delivery service. They produce a weekly menu of healthy, ready to cook meals containing the finest locally sourced ingredients and simple to follow recipes, all designed to be to cooked in 30 minutes. Each meal is hand packed and measured to exact portions ensuring the highest quality and no waste. The Cook’s Grocer partner with Sydney’s leading restaurants, chefs, and nutritionists to develop recipes that will inspire you in the kitchen, without the fuss of planning and shopping. They deliver these fantastic meals to Canberra three days each week. More about the Author