Chicken and barley stew

    8 hours 20 min

    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.

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    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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    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