Roasted Farro with Greens and Grilled Chicken

by Koko on November 14, 2011 · 5 comments

in Cooking, Grains, Main Course, Recipe

A few months ago I posted once of my favorite healthy recipes, Farro and Kale Salad, and today I bring you another one of my new favorites: Roasted Farro with Greens and Grilled Chicken. This dish is delicious, healthy, and a great combination of different flavors (some lemon, a little cheese, greens, grains and chicken).

I love farro for a few reasons:

  1. high fiber, high protein, and Farro’s gluten structure is less irritating and many non-celiac gluten intolerant people are able to tolerate it without difficulty (yes Tina this dish is for you).
  2. it is similar to brown rice, but has a richer flavor (and a little sweet too)
  3. it pairs really well with greens (and pretty much anything you mix it with)

This dish is packed with flavor and protein (hello healthy dish). Cooking with farro is easy (you can’t really screw it up whether you bake it, boil it, or fry it up). The best part? This recipe can easily be changed according to people’s tastes (Vegetarian? Just take out the chicken. Don’t like broccoli rabe? Then use collard greens or even spinach).

 

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1 Heather November 14, 2011 at 9:20 pm

I need to eat this right now! Looks amazing! Pinning it first to share with all the world, then going to get the ingredients so I can make it immediately. Funny, I was just looking at my leftover farro I had from the last farro recipe you posted and was thinking about doing something with it…guess great minds think alike!

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2 Lauren November 15, 2011 at 4:46 am

I absolutely LOVE farro! What an underused grain, so glad you found a way to incorporate it :)

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3 Sophie @ LoveLiveAndLearn November 15, 2011 at 11:15 am

Mmm that looks so good :-)
I’ve never eaten farro before so now I’m really intrigued!
High fiber and high protein sounds good to me though!

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4 tina November 16, 2011 at 6:01 am

YAY! love the recipe, can you come to Chicago and make it for me too please? k, thanks ;)

Also, my emails have been coming like a day late ;( whats with that????

LOVE YOU!

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