Chicken, Squash and Barley Casserole is a satisfying one-pot meal.
Do you have leftover chicken you want to use up? Chicken Squash Barley Casserole is for you. I love whole-grain pearled barley; it’s so chewy and delicious. It’s my favorite ingredient in Campbell’s Beef Vegetable Soup.
I had some left-over grilled chicken breasts, cooked barley, and a roasted butternut squash. I wanted to combine them into a meal. After looking through a few cookbooks, I decided to take the concepts of several recipes and make a casserole that used all three ingredients. So I mixed them, along with a few “standard” items (onion, garlic, broth), into a flavorful casserole. The result was delightful and filling!
If you have to cook everything from scratch and cannot use leftovers, you’ll have to add about 30 minutes to the timing for the recipe.
What You Need
For this recipe, you will need a sauté pan, knife, cutting board, measuring cups and spoons. You also need pearled barley, a pot for cooking it (if you haven’t precooked it), and a jelly roll pan for roasting your squash.
Chicken, Squash and Barley Casserole Recipe
Chicken, Squash and Barley Casserole
Flavorful and chewy, this savory casserole will make you feel satisfied
- 1 medium onion (diced)
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cups barley (cooked)
- 4 cups butternut squash (cubed and roasted)
- 2 chicken breasts (about 12 ounces, grilled and diced)
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup craisins
- 1½ cup chicken broth
- Sauté the onion in olive oil until transparent.
- Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute.
- Mix all the remaining ingredients, warm for 2-3 minutes until hot.
- Serve hot.
Note 1: Cook the barley according to package directions. It takes about 35-40 minutes to cook barley in a pot of water. See Whole Grain French Barley Salad for instructions.
Note 2: See Roasted Butternut Squash recipe for how to make roasted squash. It takes about 40 minutes to roast squash.
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Recipe Nutrition Information
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