Vidalia onions are sweet and juicy; rinsing them helps eliminate any strong onion smell, which your fellow passengers or coworkers will appreciate. If you can't find queso fresco, farmer cheese makes a good substitute.

Kathy Baruffi
Recipe by Cooking Light August 2004


Recipe Summary

4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk; set aside.

  • Place barley in a medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 40 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain. Add barley, chicken, and remaining ingredients to oil mixture; toss well to coat. Cover and chill.

Nutrition Facts

345 calories; calories from fat 27%; fat 10.2g; saturated fat 2.4g; mono fat 5.2g; poly fat 1.7g; protein 29.1g; carbohydrates 36g; fiber 6.8g; cholesterol 64mg; iron 2.2mg; sodium 310mg; calcium 75mg.