Fresh mint and citrus flavors pair perfectly in this quick dish. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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Instructions Checklist
  • Remove 1 teaspoon zest from an orange. Peel and section oranges over a bowl to catch juices; reserve 2 tablespoons juice.

  • In a large saucepan bring broth to boiling; stir in barley. Simmer, covered, 10 to 12 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Stir in pea pods. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes; drain if necessary. Stir in the next three ingredients (through mustard), 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper. Stir in orange sections and the reserved orange juice.

  • Sprinkle chicken with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir until no longer pink. Remove from skillet. Add mushrooms to skillet; cook 5 minutes or until tender and beginning to brown, stirring occasionally.

  • To serve, stir chicken and mushrooms into barley mixture. Sprinkle servings with orange zest.

Nutrition Facts

369 calories; 10.6 g total fat; 1.2 g saturated fat; 83 mg cholesterol; 611 mg sodium. 938 mg potassium; 37.8 g carbohydrates; 6.7 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 33 g protein; 668 IU vitamin a iu; 77 mg vitamin c; 74 mcg folate; 72 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 73 mg magnesium;