Turkey With Warm Barley Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 cups fat-free low-sodium chicken broth

1 cup quick-cooking barley

Kosher salt

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons sliced almonds

12 ounces Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced (about 3 cups)

Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

4 4-to-5-ounce turkey cutlets (about 1/4 inch thick)

Freshly ground pepper

1 plum tomato, diced


  1. Bring the chicken broth and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in the barley and 1/4 teaspoon salt, cover and cook over medium heat until the liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add the almonds and cook, stirring, until toasted, 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add the Brussels sprouts, lemon zest and 1/4 teaspoon salt to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes; transfer to a large bowl and wipe out the skillet. Add the barley to the bowl and toss; cover to keep warm.
  3. Add the olive oil to the skillet and return to medium-high heat. Sprinkle the turkey with 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste; add to the skillet and cook, turning once, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Divide among plates. Add the tomato and lemon juice to the skillet and cook 1 minute. Stir in the almonds and the remaining 1 tablespoon butter until melted, then spoon over the turkey. Serve with the barley salad.