Chicken and barley stew

Chicken and barley stew


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About this recipe: A lovely chicken and barley stew which was adapted from a lamb stew recipe as I cannot eat red meat and turned into a yummy slow cooker recipe.


Serves: 4 

  • 500g chicken thighs, cubed
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cut into small cubes
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 100g pearl barley
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 125ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:8hr  ›  Ready in:8hr20min 

  1. Brown chicken, garlic and onion in a frying pan, then add to slow cooker pot
  2. Add all other ingredients, stir, put on lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 2-4 hours.
  3. Serve with rice, or, add extra barley and just have it as is - so yummy! Be sure to fiddle with the amount of cumin you add to suit your tastebuds.

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Reviews (6)


turned out really well, very taste, i used twice the amount of stock as i found the barley absorbed alot of it - 01 Feb 2011


Used twice as much stock as it was getting dry after 3 hours of cooking also added 2 tsps of brown sugar to sweeten it up a bit. - 11 Oct 2012


I made this today but accidently put risotto rice in instead of barley...ooops! I continued with the recipe and it worked just as well thankfully! I did add a yellow pepper, bacon - 07 Oct 2012

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