Chop carrots, onion and garlic and add to medium hot pan for 5 minutes, add diced potatoes and herbs and cook for another 5 minutes. Add to slow cooker.
Brown chicken in frying pan for 5 minutes. Add to slow cooker.
Add the bay leaves, salt and pepper, barley, split peas, marrowfat peas and stock to the slow cooker. Cook on High for 3-4 hours or on low 8 hours. Serve with roast puddings, stuffing or bread and butter.
a really nice recipe! as a shift worker i usually make this before i go to work and leave it on for the day. a few alterations i make are chicken breasts (just because they are easier!) and frozen peas instead of marrow fat and split peas but a really nice recipe that you can pretty much add anything too!