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Tuscan Grain Bowl with Grilled Chicken and Broccolini

Scott Phillips

Servings: 1

A quick pesto-like sauce brings this bowl together and adds summery flavor. Crisp garlic slivers are a fun crunchy element.


  • 1/2 cup (3/4 oz.) fresh basil, chopped
  • 1-1/2 Tbs. fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbs. pine nuts
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil; more as needed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked pearled farro (cook according to package directions)
  • 4 oz. chicken breast, grilled
  • 3/4 cup chopped roasted Broccolini
  • 3/4 cup chopped escarole
  • 1/4 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 Tbs. balsamic glaze
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced and sautéed until crisp
  • Small fresh basil leaves

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 1020
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 410
  • Fat (g): 46
  • Saturated Fat (g): 6
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 10
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 24
  • Cholesterol (mg): 95
  • Sodium (mg): 410
  • Carbohydrates (g): 103
  • Fiber (g): 15
  • Sugar (g): 22
  • Protein (g): 57


  • Put the chopped basil, parsley, and pine nuts in a small food processor or mortar, and pulse or grind with a pestle until well combined. Add the olive oil and pulse to incorporate, adding more oil to thin, if needed. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mound the farro in a large bowl. Arrange the chicken, Broccolini, escarole, and tomatoes on top. Drizzle with the balsamic glaze and pesto, garnish with the garlic and basil leaves, and serve.


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Reviews (4 reviews)

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    PamelaJLewis | 10/08/2018

    This is too good and yummy

  • G_MaBecky | 04/05/2017

    This is SO GOOD!

  • DisneyBelle | 09/07/2016

    we followed this recipe exactly and my husband and I really, really enjoyed it! A keeper in our books. The farro was the perfect grain for this and the garlic slivers on top with the glaze just really added to the entire dish. We will be making this again

  • LVermandel | 08/07/2016

    Wonderful combination. Reduced the grain from 1.5 cups to .5 and found it was ample. That helped bring the calories per serving into a reasonable range.

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