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Chicken, Beans, And Vegetables

Ingredients
  Whole chicken breasts 5 , skinned and split
  Water 4 Quart
  Dry lima beans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), washed
  Dry pinto beans 1 Cup (16 tbs), washed
  Onions 2 , chopped
  Pearl barley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tomatoes 3 , cut up
  Basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper To Taste
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Carrots 4 , sliced
  Celery stalks 4 , sliced
  Frozen peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1) Take a large pot and combine together water, chicken and lima beans in it. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for about 30 minutes.
2) Add onion and pinto beans. Simmer for about 1 hour.
3) Remove chicken and place in a bowl.
4) Add tomatoes, barley and seasonings. Simmer for another 1 hour.
5) Add celery and carrots. Cook over medium-low heat until carrots get tender.
6) Separate chicken from bones and chop into small pieces.
7) Add peas and chicken to the pot.
8) Cook for about 5 minutes or until peas turn tender.

SERVING
9) Transfer the dish to a platter and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Curry
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
140 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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