Slow Cooker Chicken-Barley Stew

Assemble this hearty barley and chicken stew in the morning and come home to a hearty dinner with no hassle! From eatbetteramerica.

Slow Cooker Chicken-Barley Stew

Photo by Luann L.


  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 3

    large carrots, sliced (2 cups)

  • 2

    medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)

  • 1

    large onion, chopped (1 cup)

  • 2

    bone-in chicken breasts (about 1¼ lb), skin removed

  • 5

    cups water

  • ¾

    cup uncooked medium pearl barley

  • 2

    teaspoons chicken bouillon granules

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • ¼

    teaspoon pepper

  • 1

    can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1

    teaspoon dried thyme leaves

Directions

1. In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, place carrots, celery and onion. Place chicken breasts on vegetables. Add remaining ingredients except parsley and thyme. 2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours. 3. Remove chicken from cooker; place on cutting board. Remove meat from bones and chop into 1/2- to 1-inch pieces; discard bones. 4. Stir chicken, parsley and thyme into stew. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 10 to 15 minutes longer or until chicken is thoroughly heated.


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