This salad looks and tastes great and can be varied with the seasons. In summer use your favorite type of berry along with the grilled chicken, and in winter use orange segments (or try dried apricots or cranberries. The dressing is a sweet vinaigrette, and complements both the fruit and the poultry.
This is a terrific broth with caramelized roasted vegetables as a base. The veggies are then plopped into a pot with water and herbs and simmered until a rich, delicious broth emerges. Strain and you have two quarts broth. Freezes well.
Using a pressure cooker to make this flavorful chicken soup speeds time cooking the pearl barley; a process that normally takes 1-2 hours can happen in 9 minutes. If you don't have a pressure cooker, use a heavy stockpot for stovetop cooking, add more stock, as some will cook away, and allow more cooking time.
Chunks of boneless chicken breast are marinated in a sweet, savory Asian sauce with garlic and green onion. The chicken pieces are wrapped in foil triangles and deep-fried for a delicious appetizer that's fun to unwrap.