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Chicken & Barley Stew

A delicious stew made in a slow cooker that can be frozen in small portions for times when you don't want to cook.



  1. Cut bacon, onion, celery, kale and mushrooms into small pieces. Chop garlic into small pieces. Cut chicken breasts in halves
  2. Sauté bacon, onion, celery, mushrooms and garlic until cooked - onion should be translucent, bacon cooked but not hard.
  3. Place chicken breasts, barley and spices on bottom of slow cooker. Add rest of ingredients.
  4. Let cook in slow cooker until chicken is tender, and barley is soft (on low heat about 7 hours or on high heat about 4 hours).
  5. Serve in bowls.
  6. Note: great with crusty bread.
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This was very bland. And the bacon still looked raw so nobody wanted to eat it. I won't make this again.
06 Oct 10 by member: ejgraves
Since no one here likes Kale, we substituted frozen mixed veggies. Added a little bit of hot pepper flakes and bazing! This was a huge huge hit!
01 Feb 13 by member: saryns


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Nutrition summary:

There are 360 calories in 1 serving of Chicken & Barley Stew.
Calorie break-down: 41% fat, 29% carbs, 30% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 148
Calories 360
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 16.43g 25%
  Saturated Fat 4.834g 24%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 3.064g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 6.892g  
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 834mg 35%
Potassium 562mg  
Total Carbohydrate 26.14g 9%
  Dietary Fiber 4.4g 18%
  Sugars 1.84g  
Protein 27.02g  
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 432%
Calcium 76% Iron 152%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
of RDI*
(360 calories)
18% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (29%)
Fat (41%)
Protein (30%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories