Jari-chorba with Crushed Barley and Chicken

This Jari-chorba recipe is a delicious and hearty stew. It features crushed barley and chicken for added flavor, making it the perfect comfort food for winter. The ingredients are simple but the combination of flavors will leave you wanting more.

  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs, diced
  • 1/2 cup crushed barley
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot over medium heat, add the olive oil. Once hot, add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes more.

Add the chicken, barley, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper to the pot. Stir to combine. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the barley is cooked through.

Serve warm with your favorite toppings.

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