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Chicken and Barley Boiled Dinner

2 ea Chicken -- cut up & skinned broiler/fryer about 3 pound each
3 tb Cooking oil
2 qt Chicken broth
1 c Brown rice -- uncooked
1/2 c Barley, pearled
1 md Chopped onion
2 ea Bay leaves
1/2 ts Dried basil
2 ts Salt
1/4 ts Pepper
8 ea Carrots -- cut 1 in. pieces 2 1/2 c Frozen green beans -- cut 1/4 In strips
2 ea Celery ribs -- cut 1 in. pieces

In a 8 qt. kettle or dutch oven, brown chicken in oil. Remove chicken and set aside. Drain. In the same kettle, combine the broth, rice, barley, onion, bay leaves, basil, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. reduce heat. Return chicken to pan; cover and simmer for 45 min or until the chicken and grains are tender. Remove bay leaves before serving. Yield: 12 servings.