Herbed Chicken & Farro Caprese

There are lots of choices for sturdy nutritious whole grains that make nice main dish salads, but rustic farro is a fun option. It holds up well after cooking, rivaling pasta, rice, or barley as a great go-to ingredient for quick or do-ahead dishes.

Servings 4
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Total Time: 1 hour
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Servings: 4
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • SALAD
  • 1 cup semi-pearled farro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 to 8 (20 ounces) Just Bare Skinless Chicken Thighs, cut into chunks
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1-1/2 cups red or yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) fresh mozzarella pearls
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped mixed fresh herbs (basil, oregano and/or mint)
  • DRESSING
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 600 Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Trans Fat 0g 45%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 40g
Calcium 16%Iron 22%
Vitamin C 18%Vitamin A 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Instructions

  1. Bring 2 quarts of salted water to boil; add farro and cook 20 to 30 minutes or just until tender. Drain and rinse with cool water. Drain well; place in large serving bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Cook to internal temp of 165°F. Cool for a few minutes, then spoon into bowl with cooked farro; add tomatoes, cheese, and herbs.
  3. Whisk dressing ingredients together in small bowl. Pour over chicken and farro mixture; gently toss salad until coated with dressing. Season with salt and pepper.

Variations

Just Bare® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenders, cut into chunks, may be substituted for Just Bare® Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs.

Nutritional values may change if you choose to substitute another chicken product. If substituting frozen chicken for this recipe, thaw before cooking.

Tips

Be sure to look for pearled or semi-pearled farro, which cooks in under 30 minutes. Toss in whatever combo of herbs you like and fun little bites of fresh mozzarella.