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Contributed by: BethanyAdded: Aug 13, 2012 at 08:05 PM


A delicious, healthy, and filling meal from Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. Makes 4 servings; 345 calories per serving.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)

  • Entree

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped shallot (1 medium)
  • 1 cup 3/4 inch pieces peeled butternut squash
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1 medium red apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 small skinless, boneless, chicken breast halves (1 lb. total)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup roasted salted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1/4 cup chutney [check for compliance]
  • 1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt

How to make it:
  1. In a medium saucepan heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add shallot, cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add broth, squash, and barley.
  4. Bring to boiling, reduce heat.
  5. Simmer, covered, for 10 to 12 minutes or just until tender, stirring once or twice.
  6. Stir in apple.
  7. Cook, covered, for 3 to 4 minutes more or just until apple is tender.
  8. Remove from heat, set aside.
  9. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine coriander, cumin, salt, turmeric, and cayenne pepper.
  10. Sprinkle evenly over all sides of the chicken.
  11. Lightly coat all sides of the chicken with cooking spray.
  12. Coat a grill pan or large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat.
  13. Add chicken to hot pan.
  14. Cook for 8 to 12 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 F), turning once halfway through.
  15. Remove chicken from pan. Slice chicken.
  16. Add pumpkin seeds to barley mixture; stir until combined.
  17. In a small bowl stir together chutney and yogurt.
  18. Serve barley mixture topped with sliced chicken and the chutney mixture.

Blood Type Diet Analysis:

Core Ingredients Analysis:
The ingredients in this category are either BTD compliant for all types or the recipe author and/or editor did not suggest a possible substitution. If this category contains avoids for your blood type this recipe may not work for you, unless you feel like you can omit the item or make an appropriate substitution. If you develop a great BTD compliant variation of this recipe please consider adding it to the Recipe Database.

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butternut 1 N N N N N N N N
Turmeric B N N B N N B N
Barley 2 ,3 N N N N N N A A
Yogurt 4 N N B N B B A A
Pumpkin Seed/Pumpkin... 4 B B A A A N B B
Shallots N N N N N N N N
Coriander N N N N N N N N
Cumin N N N N N N N N
Apple/Apple Juice/Ci... 4 ,5 N N N N N N N A

Variations and Substitutions Analysis:
This category of ingredients contains possible substitutions that may allow different blood types to use the recipe or ingredients that can be left out of the recipe altogether.

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive Oil 4 ,5 B B B B B B B B

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Fl... A A A A N N N N

Meat Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Chicken 4 N N A A A A N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which are known to be common allergens.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    Please Note:

    There are several cookbooks based on the Blood Type Diet that are available in print:

    Cook Right
    For Your Type

    Cookbook Type A

    Cookbook Type AB

    Cookbook Type B

    Cookbook Type O
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