Warmth, umami, comfort food. Healthy whole grains and lean proteins. All of that and more in this One Pot Farro with Chicken and Tomatoes. Need a vegetarian option? No problem, a few tweaks, listed in the recipe itself, will get you there! Keep on reading for your new favorite 30 minute meal.
Every once in awhile you just need comfort food. But it’s also January and with January comes resolutions. Resolutions to eat whole foods. Resolutions to eat more vegetables. Resolutions to eat “healthier”. Sometimes it’s hard to combine these resolutions with comfort food. But this One Pot Farro with Chicken and Tomatoes fits the bill. 100%.
And one pot? No sink full of dishes? Count me in.
Farro is a grain that filled with protein. It is heavier and chewier than quinoa, which also fills you up. When combined with rotisserie chicken, tomatoes, mushrooms and some spices, it becomes heaven.
And my kids ate mushrooms. Let that sink in. My kids ate mushrooms.
So let’s get cooking. I’m willing to bet this’ll be one of your favorites of 2018.
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup farro
- 1 cup shallots, sliced
- 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
- 4 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
- 2 large cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- pinch of black pepper
- 2 sprigs thyme, + extra thyme for garnish
- 2 cups rotisserie chicken chopped into bite sized pieces
- Shaved parmesan for garnish
- Place the farro in a dutch oven or large pot.
- Cover with the chicken stock. Allow to soak while prepping other ingredients.
- Add shallots, tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes and black pepper to the dutch oven.
- Bring to a slow boil and then turn down to a simmer.
- Simmer for 25 minutes uncovered, while stirring occasionally.
- Add chicken and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
- The broth should be absorbed, if it is not cook an additional 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Place into bowl and garnish with shaved parmesan and additional thyme.
What is your favorite healthy comfort food? Tell us in the comments!
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