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Curtis Stone's grilled chicken with herb barley salad

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This zesty grilled chicken dish is paired with a fresh-tasting herb and pearl barley salad for a wholesome dinner option.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes, + Chilling time
Osso Bucco with Mushroom and Red Wine Sauce on polenta with peas and beans. Next to a grey cloth.


  • 1 cup (200g) pearl barley
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 lemons, rind finely grated, juiced
  • 2 tbs finely chopped shallots
  • 1 bunch asparagus, woody ends trimmed, halved
  • 200g sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 400g Coles RSPCA Approved Australian Chicken Breast Fillets
  • 3 cups (80g) baby rocket leaves
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, chopped or peeled into ribbons
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 3 radishes, finely shaved
  • 1 1/2 tbs pine nuts, toasted

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  1. Step 1

    Cook the barley in a large saucepan of boiling water for 30 mins or until tender. Drain and spread out on a large baking tray. Place in the fridge to cool.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk 3½ tbs oil, lemon rind, ⅓ cup (80ml) lemon juice and shallots. Season with pepper.
  3. Step 3

    Place the asparagus in a large saucepan of boiling water over high heat. Cook for 1 min. Add the sugar snap peas and cook for 1 min or until the vegetables are bright green and tender-crisp. Drain. Place the asparagus mixture in a large bowl and cover with iced water. Drain. Pat dry with paper towel. Use your fingers to split the peas in half lengthways along the seams.
  4. Step 4

    Heat a barbecue grill or chargrill on medium-high. Brush the chicken with remaining 2 tsp oil. Cook the chicken on the grill for 4-6 mins or until cooked through. Thickly slice the chicken.
  5. Step 5

    Combine the barley and ¼ cup (60ml) lemon juice mixture in a large bowl. Season with pepper.
  6. Step 6

    Arrange the barley mixture, asparagus mixture, cucumber, rocket, basil, mint and radishes on a large platter. Top with chicken. Drizzle with the remaining lemon juice mixture and sprinkle with pine nuts.