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A Reason to Keep Barley in the Pantry
Sarah Waldman, author of the new book Feeding a Family, knew she'd come up with something good when she created this supersatisfying roasted chicken thighs and veggies recipe. But when Waldman shared it with her sister, the dish got even better. Her sister tossed in a cup of barley with the vegetables and chicken, which turned out to be a brilliant move. The liquid from the tomatoes, Swiss chard, mushrooms and chicken plump up the barley beautifully; and, in just 40 minutes, you've got a complete meal ready to go.

Get the recipe: Chicken Thighs with Barley, Chard and Mushrooms