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Try out this easy to prepare essential holiday side dish! It is terrific served with roasted meats and poultry.



  • 1-1/2 pounds butternut squash (about 2), peeled, seeded, and diced in 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup cooked or leftover chicken or turkey, cubed
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cups fat-free, reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking barley
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken or turkey, green pepper, onion and diced squash; sauté 3 minutes. Add sage and pepper and stir to
    coat. Add broth and bring to boil. Add barley; return to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 10 minutes, until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  3. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish and top with feta
    cheese. Bake, uncovered 30 minutes, or until cheese is golden.

Serves 4

Nutrition Facts  
Serving Size:  About 1/4 of recipe
Servings per Recipe: 4

*The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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